“This defeat is preoccupying, but not affecting us «
Everything Răzvan Lucescu said in his press conference after the final whistle of the Greek Cup encounter against Panachaiki in Patras.
«The second leg will be totally different, it will be in our home ground. We were expecting a much-different start to the year. For four days, we had very reduced space to train on and couldn’t work as we wanted to. Such situations tend to affect our performance. Add to that some injured players, an absent one…
Football League teams are very motivated in this competition, it’s their opportunity to show their worth. We are not affected by this defeat right now, but we are preoccupied with our performance. We must understand that we should push ourselves harder, considering we have a very important encounter ahead in Tripolis«.
«They are inspired, attack-minded and today they made the most of our errors. We came up second in the duels and lacked energy«.
On Prijović’s issue:
«I can’t provide an answer, because I don’t know anything definite right now«.
On the second leg against the Patras side:
«PAOK are usually favourites in such ties. We have to be perfectly focused and demure in the second leg. We want to advance in the Greek Cup – to be honest, we want to win it again«.