"I think that we should only focus on our part, the second leg will be much different than the first and all the small details are important. We are well-prepared for the match, AFC Ajax is a historic club, with more quality than us, but we have to be concentrated on our job and give a solid performance. Of course, a positive away result at the first game always boosts a squad's confidence.
Still, we have to forget what happened at the first leg and all those recent remarks about how we are the favorites. I don't know who believes this stuff, AFC Ajax is clearly still the favorite and the second leg will be much more difficult. Of course, they have to prove it on the field, we should remain concentrated and ignore anything that happens outside of the field.
PAOK are not the favorites, we are facing a great club, with important history, and if we believe that we are better than them before the match things will not go well for us. In order for a defensive line to be successful, all players have to defend well. We managed to do that at the first clash of Amsterdam and I am sure that we can repeat it tomorrow.
Certainly, we also have to create some scoring opportunities. I don't believe that the players of AFC Ajax will be scared by Toumba Stadium, they came here to play football and we have exactly the same plan. It will be a game with many small but decisive details, so we should all be patient. The sold out is a message of our fans, who are always supporting us massively.
We should be proud of it, but not allow the pressure to be increased even before the match. We are also living to play this kind of games. If our supporters bring positive energy and help us the right way, we will be the ones advancing to Champions League's next round", stated the 29-year-old international.