The Goldkeeper effect
He is in a rich vein of form and shows it at every opportunity. Alexandros Paschalakis was the major protagonist for PAOK in February and that’s why the general public via του paokfc.gr and the PAOK FC Official App have voted him the title of BOX MVP of the month.
Let’s take a quick look. There were eight matches, and three clean sheets. In those games there were countless saves, many of them vital. For example the stunning stop against Midtjylland in his maiden appearance in a penalty shootout was one of the highlights. Unparalleled passion. And absolute concentration on what he wanted to achieve.
Alexandros Paschalakis was a key figure for Razvan Lutsescu’s team in the domestic league and cup, as well as in Europe. He gave confidence to his teammates, shut up shop when needed, and offered the maximum protection for PAOK to continue their impressive run on all fronts.
Still, there was an exciting derby battle in the poll for the February BOX MVP. Paschalakis’s opponent was another man in scintillating form, Jasmin Kurtic . The Slovenian was also a joy to watch. He played in six games, scored two goals, one of which was the stunning curler against AEK at the death in the fifth minute of added time at the OAKA that saw PAOK progress to the semi-finals of the Greek Cup. Overall, the midfielder had an excellent month.
Paschalakis was the man who claimed the prize, however, ending the month with 45.17% of the votes, just ahead of The Sniper.
The podium was completed by Ingi Ingason, who continues his upward trend of form after returning from injury that kept him out of action for a long time. The Iceman is evolving into the key leader of the black and white’s defense, notching up 100 appearances for PAOK, while he also renewed his contract with the team recently.