"The truth is that we did not start this season well, we were not in form and our results during the first matchdays of Primera Division were negative. Still, our latest victories against Sporting Gijon and RCD Espanyol gave us the necessary confidence in order to be improved. Panathinaikos' clash will be very difficult, against a very important team. They will come here to beat us after their home defeat against AFC Ajax last week.
We will try to control the tempo of the game, keep the possession, move the ball world and remain well-organized in defense and attack. The most important thing is to retain a clean sheet, after the four goals we were conceived against Atletico Madrid, we have been improved in the defensive line. So, we have to be strong in defense and build our way in order to create scoring opportunities against Panathinaikos.
Marcus Berg is the footballer we should be focused on, along with my teammates. He is in excellent condition and we have to be very careful. We can do that by keeping possession of the ball and give our best, in front of our fans. We can qualify, along with Panathinaikos. Every match is different, our opponents are difficult but our only target is to gain the three points of victory because it is a home clash", said the 31-year-old Argentine at SDNA.