The Italian manager of Panathinaikos Andrea Stramaccioni had an unsuccessful greek debut, with Iraklis defeating 1-0 his team.
"We are not happy for our performance, did not enter the game well and made a big mistake which led to the opponent's goal. At the second half we performed better, but unfortunately did not score. The opoonent was well-organized, especially at defense, I understand that away clashes at Greece are difficult. Essien was good tonight and helped Zeca a lot, but he is not 100% ready yet. I trust my players and we have to work hard, in order to be more ready at the upcoming fixtures", said Stramaccioni after the match.