"After our home victory against Panionios on Sunday, we have a last chance to win the Play Offs by beating PAOK tomorrow, so we have to be well-prepared for this away clash. We tried to rest some players, because the two games have only a 48-hour difference between them, such as Giandomenico Mesto, Nano and Robin Lod, who was suspended.
Both teams will have fatigue issues and the managerial approach is going to be a very important aspect, personally I expect a high tempo at first half, but a bit more conservative afterwards. We have to be honest with ourselves and not looking for excuses, we reduced our chances of winning the Play Offs with the negative results at our first two matches.
It will not be good to see a team that finished 9-10 points behind us advancing to Champions League's qualifiers instead of us, but that competition was kind of crazy for all the participated sides. I have already agreed to renew my contract but the president will decide when he wants to announce it.
Along with Giannis Alafouzos and technical director Gilberto Silva we are working for the transfers we should made ahead of next season, in order to strengthen Panathinaikos, but before that our team has to focus on PAOK clash", said the 40-year-old Italian.