Mixed Zone quotes from Panathinaikos vs. PAOK
See what Mauricio and Leo Matos had to say in the Mixed Zone after the Super Matchday 22 defeat by Panathinaikos at the OAKA.
«We play to win in every match. Our way of thinking or approach was not different today just because it was judged to be a more difficult match. Each and every game is difficult. We mustn’t look for scapegoats either. We have to limit our mistakes, because it’s those that give confidence to opponents. We have to lift our heads up and try to put on a better showing in the next game. It’s time to work hard now. On Wednesday we face Panathinaikos again. Mistakes were made, but I believe in this team.»
«Sometimes when there are changes it’s difficult to adapt. But sometimes such changes are necessary in order for some players to have a breather, or if they are having some problems. Every player is doing their best for the team. Today we lost, but it doesn’t mean we have suddenly become the worst team in Greece. Now we just need to get to work all together.»
«As I said earlier, it’s not the time to look or someone to blame. Perhaps the changes are one of the reasons, or something we haven’t worked on correctly, or enough. We have to do the best from now on. Against Volos we also did not play well, but we managed to come away with the win. We remain in the top two in the table and there’s no time for crying about a loss.»
«Our performance was not a very good one today. Sometimes you try but things don’t work out for you. Things do not always go the way you expect or want them to. We dropped three points today, but there’s still a long way to go in the title race. I’d like to offer an apology to the fans, not because we did not give our best and try, because I don’t believe that, but because some things just didn’t work out for us the way we wanted them to. Every day we give our very best and in the cup matches we want to respond in the best way we can.»
«We are not so worried about the fact that some of our performances of late are not what we want. We always have to look at how we can strengthen and improve ourselves. We are even thinking in this way when we play well. There is no need for any dramatic changes. The team has been playing some good football so far this season, and we have to keep following the road we are on. The next game is a difficult one in the cup and we have to win to give our fans some joy.»