"It's a big derby in this city, it'll be a tough game, as derbies always are, and we expect the atmosphere that our home crowd creates will be the catalyst for an important win. The fact that another Aussie is involved makes it all the more interesting for me. Obviously I would love to be playing more, however, I am training hard and when the coach thinks I am ready I will take my opportunity. For the time being, though, I am happy to be training on a daily basis alongside the likes of Dimitar Berbatov, Alexandros Tziolis and many other great players.
I'm learning every day, my physical condition has improved and I am becoming a better player. PAOK are a huge club, with amazing facilities and passionate supporters, including many Greek Australian supporters. There have been a number of times that I have seen Melbourne Club PAOK shirts in the stands at Toumba and I know the club in Melbourne is very active and vocal", said Antonis.
"Obviously I would prefer if our supporters were there too as they are very vocal and help the team a lot. Given they can't come because of the Greek laws then I hope PAOK fans fill the stadium, I would rather play in front of a full house of passionate fans than a small, silent crowd. I'm not playing in my position but I am helping the team and that's what I am here to do. I'll do my job wherever the coach decides to play me.
Against PAS Giannina last week I felt I played well and helping your side to victory is always important, especially in the lead up to the big derby on Sunday. Fanis Gekas is a good friend of mine, a good guy who helped me a lot during our time together in Turkey", was the opinion of Bulut.