"I will not accuse anybody, we are all responsible", he said. "Anybody can have an opinion about it. I believe that our level was great after pre-season. Nobody expected that we would be that fresh and strong. However, we began being less and less fresh, which I think was the reason of our slump".
Rat was asked if something is bothering him at PAOK. "I don't have any problem. What was written about me putting the National team above PAOK is not true. It created a wrong image about me. I am just trying to do my job, it is the only thing that matters. I didn't come here for the money. If I wanted money I would go to Arabia, to Dubai. I came here to play football. I have targets I want to achieve with PAOK. I am here to do my best".