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Ferreira: «High levels of concentration»

Abel Ferreira spoke to Novasports about the upcoming match against Atromitos on Matchday 2 of the Super League Interwetten 2020-21.

17.09.2020

On beating Benfica and qualifying for the Champions League Play Offs:

«Last year we also wanted to play in the European competitions but we did not succeed. This year we have to learn to manage the different competitions. We have to concentrate on each match separately, that’s the only way.»

«Firstly, during the [Super League] Play Offs we showed how we can manage games every three days. Our concentration always needs to be at a high level. There are some footballers who, because of their characteristics, have an easier time recovering and preparing for the next game. We’ll make the appropriate decisions on personnel with the tactical approach of each game in mind. On the other hand, we are one of the few teams that have used all of the players we have had at our disposal. In any case, our mentality does not change, it must always remain the same.»

On how he approaches each opponent:

«We respect our opponent a lot. We dedicate the same time to the analysis of each and every one of our opponents. We recognize very well that there are some opponents against which we may need to defend a little more, but the important thing is to implement our own plan. We really try to see each game individually. We are preparing for the match with Atromitos as a completely separate challenge and as soon as this match is over, then we will look at Krasnodar.»

On the pending outgoing transfer of Chuba Akpom:

«Last season we had the youngest attacking duo in the league and at the moment we have Swiderski and Koutsias and we are completely satisfied with them. They are not here only because they are young, they are here because they have quality and can cope with the pressure of playing for this club. It takes time and patience, however, I believe that PAOK has a present and a future.»

On transfers generally:

«Every player who comes in, such as Pereira and Ninua, need time to play. In pure footballing terms they have to adapt to the model we apply here and get to know their teammates.»

On Douglas and the game against Atromitos:

«Douglas started yesterday to return to full training, but it will take between 3-4 weeks for his fitness levels to be on par with the rest of the squad. It is good for us that he has overcome his injury and is available.»

«As for Atromitos, we know that they have had a good pre-season in terms of preparation, is a team that has a clear model that it follows, and they are quite dangerous if given too much space. We expect a different game from that of Tuesday, and we want to impose our rhythm to get the victory. I would also like to emphasize that they are an attacking team in their defense, and we will have to find ways to get away from their markings and find ourselves with space in the penalty area.»

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Ferreira: «High levels of concentration»

Abel Ferreira spoke to Novasports about the upcoming match against Atromitos on Matchday 2 of the Super League Interwetten 2020-21.

17.09.2020

On beating Benfica and qualifying for the Champions League Play Offs:

«Last year we also wanted to play in the European competitions but we did not succeed. This year we have to learn to manage the different competitions. We have to concentrate on each match separately, that’s the only way.»

«Firstly, during the [Super League] Play Offs we showed how we can manage games every three days. Our concentration always needs to be at a high level. There are some footballers who, because of their characteristics, have an easier time recovering and preparing for the next game. We’ll make the appropriate decisions on personnel with the tactical approach of each game in mind. On the other hand, we are one of the few teams that have used all of the players we have had at our disposal. In any case, our mentality does not change, it must always remain the same.»

On how he approaches each opponent:

«We respect our opponent a lot. We dedicate the same time to the analysis of each and every one of our opponents. We recognize very well that there are some opponents against which we may need to defend a little more, but the important thing is to implement our own plan. We really try to see each game individually. We are preparing for the match with Atromitos as a completely separate challenge and as soon as this match is over, then we will look at Krasnodar.»

On the pending outgoing transfer of Chuba Akpom:

«Last season we had the youngest attacking duo in the league and at the moment we have Swiderski and Koutsias and we are completely satisfied with them. They are not here only because they are young, they are here because they have quality and can cope with the pressure of playing for this club. It takes time and patience, however, I believe that PAOK has a present and a future.»

On transfers generally:

«Every player who comes in, such as Pereira and Ninua, need time to play. In pure footballing terms they have to adapt to the model we apply here and get to know their teammates.»

On Douglas and the game against Atromitos:

«Douglas started yesterday to return to full training, but it will take between 3-4 weeks for his fitness levels to be on par with the rest of the squad. It is good for us that he has overcome his injury and is available.»

«As for Atromitos, we know that they have had a good pre-season in terms of preparation, is a team that has a clear model that it follows, and they are quite dangerous if given too much space. We expect a different game from that of Tuesday, and we want to impose our rhythm to get the victory. I would also like to emphasize that they are an attacking team in their defense, and we will have to find ways to get away from their markings and find ourselves with space in the penalty area.»

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Ferreira: «High levels of concentration»

Abel Ferreira spoke to Novasports about the upcoming match against Atromitos on Matchday 2 of the Super League Interwetten 2020-21.

17.09.2020

On beating Benfica and qualifying for the Champions League Play Offs:

«Last year we also wanted to play in the European competitions but we did not succeed. This year we have to learn to manage the different competitions. We have to concentrate on each match separately, that’s the only way.»

«Firstly, during the [Super League] Play Offs we showed how we can manage games every three days. Our concentration always needs to be at a high level. There are some footballers who, because of their characteristics, have an easier time recovering and preparing for the next game. We’ll make the appropriate decisions on personnel with the tactical approach of each game in mind. On the other hand, we are one of the few teams that have used all of the players we have had at our disposal. In any case, our mentality does not change, it must always remain the same.»

On how he approaches each opponent:

«We respect our opponent a lot. We dedicate the same time to the analysis of each and every one of our opponents. We recognize very well that there are some opponents against which we may need to defend a little more, but the important thing is to implement our own plan. We really try to see each game individually. We are preparing for the match with Atromitos as a completely separate challenge and as soon as this match is over, then we will look at Krasnodar.»

On the pending outgoing transfer of Chuba Akpom:

«Last season we had the youngest attacking duo in the league and at the moment we have Swiderski and Koutsias and we are completely satisfied with them. They are not here only because they are young, they are here because they have quality and can cope with the pressure of playing for this club. It takes time and patience, however, I believe that PAOK has a present and a future.»

On transfers generally:

«Every player who comes in, such as Pereira and Ninua, need time to play. In pure footballing terms they have to adapt to the model we apply here and get to know their teammates.»

On Douglas and the game against Atromitos:

«Douglas started yesterday to return to full training, but it will take between 3-4 weeks for his fitness levels to be on par with the rest of the squad. It is good for us that he has overcome his injury and is available.»

«As for Atromitos, we know that they have had a good pre-season in terms of preparation, is a team that has a clear model that it follows, and they are quite dangerous if given too much space. We expect a different game from that of Tuesday, and we want to impose our rhythm to get the victory. I would also like to emphasize that they are an attacking team in their defense, and we will have to find ways to get away from their markings and find ourselves with space in the penalty area.»