Panionios – PAOK: Mixed zone
What Sérgio Oliveira and Ingi Ingason said after making their debut for PAOK in Nea Smyrni, in the Greek Cup quarter-final against Panionios.
“It was a tough encounter against a feisty team, on a very heavy pitch that didn’t facilitate our efforts to play football. Our rivals took their two opportunities to score and ended up losing.
I came to PAOK to give my best, to help the team. They are doing very well so far. Whenever given the opportunity by the coach, I will give my best to help PAOK win the league and the Greek Cup.
It was difficult for everyone. As I already said, Panionios had two opportunities and scored twice. When a team lose their focus in such games, they end up conceding a goal and losing”.
“It’s a bad result. We tried but couldn’t make it. Now we have a very important match ahead of us on Sunday. We need to leave this result behind us.
Both teams faced the same circumstances. We always enjoy be in possession of course. We always have to keep working for 90 minutes. Our rivals also became more aggressive after we scored. We need to focus for 90 minutes. Such things can happen. Now we look ahead to the upcoming matches.
It was really a great week for me. The whole squad gave me a very warm welcome. I can’t wait to play more”.