"I told to my players that the draw against PAOK was a negative result, like losing, it is clear that we wanted something more from this game. It is not the first time that our opponents manage to equalize at this season, maybe its lack of concentration and we should be improved immediately and never stop fighting till the end.
Everybody must understand that Panathinaikos are always aiming for the victory and anyone who can't handle pressure should leave the club immediately. It is a decisive derby against AEK, I don't want to hear any more excuses, we have all made mistakes during the current season without excluding me.
I am concentrated to my team, it is a difficult time to speak about football after all those weird things with the schedule of Play Offs, but I want to see fighters with clear mind and passion to win against AEK. I am very happy that Gilberto Silva will be the new technical director of the club, his experience and quality will be very valuable.
He attended Sunday's match against PAOK and we shared our opinions about the squad, he is the first transfer of the new season and will definitely help us. About Leoforos Stadium reconstruction, day by day I am learning something new and exciting about Panathinaikos' great history, I feel the passion of the fans and my dream is to be the manager of the team which will play the first game at the new stadium", said the Italian manager.