"We fought against Olympiakos at Karaiskaki Stadium with the right mentality and passion for the victory, I am disappointed only because we missed some chances in first half to end the game and the rules of football punished us. We failed to make our fans, who wanted this victory so much, happy once more this season but I want to tell them that I have complete faith in the ability of my players and we should look forward, ahead of the Play Offs.
We need some time to create a strong team after the many transfers we made in January, but this is not an excuse, we should all work hard in trainings although we had some problems recently with the condition of our central defenders, Moledo and Thelander. Iraklis are a strong side, with Apostolos Vellios, one of the best strikers in Super League, but I am optimistic ahead of Saturday's clash because I can understand the determination and concentration of my players.
Panathinaikos are only aiming for the win in every match and I will repeat that as the manager I am optimistic for the future because of our high level of work and the quality of the squad, we should not be judged harshly until the end of season", said the Italian manager on Greek Tv.