Read what Pablo said Machin after the end of Apollo's match with Aris and the 1-0 defeat.
“For me we played a very good game despite the defeat. It is obvious that we played against a very strong and fast team. And in a phase where we lost the ball, they managed to score, in the one chance they had. It was difficult for us because they scored early and on the first chance they had. We must acknowledge the team's good reaction, but also that in the first half they played equally against Aris.
I believe that in the first half we were more or less equal teams, in the second we were better. We had too many chances, goal post, disallowed goal and several classic chances. They defended very well. A five centimeter offside or a shot that ended up in the net for too little time can make the difference in football. I want to reward the effort of the players, despite the difficulties we had in the center of the pitch and the forced substitution”.
“The team is showing signs of improvement. I repeat that I must applaud the effort of our players. The result decides everything, but they scored one goal in one phase. In the first part we played the game of Aris, because they have a team in very good physical shape and very fast”.
On transfers: “We need four transfers, you know them. Bruno needs time for fitness and Bakenga played today, but he also needs time. We need reinforcement mainly in the center and the other option is to see what the market gives us at this stage. team day by day. The distance from the top is obvious, but with improvement we will see where we can reach”.