"To me it is not a surprise that Xanthi reached the final", the Portuguese manager admitted. "It is a good team and I saw that when we faced them. It is not an easy match. We must be well prepared for the game. We must prove that we are the favourites. Anything can happen in a final. However, we know who we are and we trust ourselves. We are read to win the title".
Olympiacos goalkeeper Roberto also commented on tomorrow's final: "It is a final. Anybody that does not have motive, does not deserve the title. I want this trophy very much. We will prove that we have motive".