"I don't know why PAOK had problems to beat strong teams at Toumba Stadium in the past, maybe this happens because of fans' great demands. I am sure that the players gave their 100% to gain an important victory, but did not manage to do it. These things happen in football, the teams have less pressure in away games and maybe PAOK was also like that in the past.
ACF Fiorentina is an excellent team, among the best in Italy, one of the most difficult championships in Europe. They have an attacking style, strong squad and a great manager. They are playing in european competitions and will certainly be difficult opponents. Maybe we will see some changes, maybe not, wait for Thursday to find out.
I do not want to speak about my team's formation before the game. There are six Europa League clashes ahead of us, 18 points, a mini championship. Our target is to be at one of the two first places, of course we want the first one but we will watch every match separately and then move step by step.
We are facing a strong team, we respect them but we are playing at Toumba Stadium and try to be prepared for the victory, this is our only target and what we will try to achieve. We had five games in three months, we started our pre-season on June 20. I think that the rhythm of our side is solid and we will be ready.
There are not many injuries, we have changes some things in medical and coaching staff, we brought some more experienced professionals. Things are going well right now and I hope that we will continue this way, our athletes are professional and have to be careful. The members of PAOK will be pleased only with the qualification at the next round of Europa League", said the 39-year-old Serbian.