"It does not depend on me", the 30-year-old Ecuadorian said. "Personally, I do not understand why there should be playoffs, but it is a reality we cannot change. PAOK want me for the playoffs and so does the National team manager, because Copa America is an important tournament. I will see if I am among the choices for the games. It is a tough issue".
Noboa was asked what PAOK need in order to win the title. "A bigger roster. We played excellent football, until there were injuries. But you cannot win the title if there isn't depth. We have to get some quality players".