APOEL spokesman Nektarios Petevinos spoke to Cablenet's camera shortly before the start of the very important match against Paphos at “Stelios Kyriakidis”, who stressed the importance of the result and stressed that the blue and yellows want to continue the improvement.
In detail what he stated:
“I think that now all the teams are looking for, because we entered the second round, the priority is the points, regardless of how you will perform. But we must also say that any team that does not perform is more difficult to get points, so what we seek today is to continue to improve the team. One could say that there can be no measure of comparison with the previous game we played with ten players but there was one element that was added, the focus, the self-denial of the players who reacted, important elements. Today we aim to go one step further, to be much more demanding and substantial, to add three more points to our harvest. In general, at the moment, the teams seek, due to the complex score, to always win the next opponent and not to look far. The essence for us is to achieve our goal.
In psychology the most important thing is good results. We have another complaint that the coach said after AEK, that we are also struggling with time in terms of individual and team improvement due to the fact that we had a difficult time with the coronavirus, 3/4 of the total had faced the problem . We do not need to prove that it affected the team, we saw in other teams what happened to the players who got sick. We are at a point where we are improving, both in physical condition and in the actual duration of the game. I believe that in this area we will show improvement today but the most important thing is the result “.
Regarding the transfers: “I think we have to be fully adapted to the policy of the coach who keeps things to himself. Also you are never close unless a player signs so we are neither close nor far away. Once we have something we will announce it. At the moment, yes, we are with open antennas in relation to the developments that may follow “.