"We were prepared to search for the victory with Villafanez, Leto, Berg in the attacking line and I am content with your performance in first half. We controlled the tempo of the game and could have taken a two goals' lead before halftime and put more pressure to our opponents. In second half we should have been more clever and made good use of the counter attacks, but some of the players were tired and allowed Olympiakos press us, with some help of the referee
We should have not conceived the second goal because we had worked in set pieces during the whole week, so we had to be more concentrated, we did not deserve to lose at the derby that way. We wanted to make the fans, our president and ourselves happy, the opponents were not better than us but we missed two important chances and made two unacceptable defensive mistakes.
Panathinaikos have only one target, winning in every match, so we have to carry on until the end of season and keep working hard, with less talking and more training", said the Italian manager to his players.