"A great club like OFI is definitely under pressure when it does not achieve the expected results and the fans are justified to want the team to win every match," pointed out Alexandros Perogamvrakis in his exclusive interview for the website of the Super League. The OFI forward talked about his returning to the club: "OFI is my team and I of course feel vindicated to be back on the one hand and on the other hand because I now play an active part," and at the same time sent his own message to the fans and supporters of the club: "I wish to thank them for always being on our side. We will make them smile in the future. This is a promise and a commitment by everyone." The full interview:
Question by Manolis Zografakis, Mihalis Vakrakos
Is the team's morale improved following the coming of Mr Pinto? What are your thoughts about the future of the championship?
"The morale is always improved following the coming of a new coach. This is enhanced by the fact that the coach comes from an advanced country as regards football, with a modern approach on football. As regards the future of the championship, I am certain that we will improve with each game."
Is there pressure on the club to achieve the expected results?
"A great club like OFI is definitely under pressure when it does not achieve the expected results and the fans are justified to want the team to win every match. Older players, such as me, in the club know and have learned to live under this pressure."
Question by Yannis Katramados, Dimitris Sergakis
In your opinion, what will be the final position of the club in the classification list?
"I cannot predict this now, but I am certain that OFI will be safe and that it will achieve a better position in comparison to last season."
Question by Sakis Tziavas
Which is the match you most distinctively remember as an OFI player?
"I remember my first goal as an OFI player against Panthrakikos when we tied the match with minutes remaining."
Question by Stavros Tzanis
How do you feel about returning to OFI? Do you feel vindicated?
"I have learned since childhood to try even under challenging conditions. OFI is my team and I of course feel vindicated to be back on the one hand and on the other hand because I now play an active part in the team."
Question by Manolis Stamatakis
Are you thinking about leaving the club at some point? If so, would you go play for another Greek club or for an international club?
"At this point, I still have a contract with the club and I care about nothing else. We have to first fulfil our goals and I will think about my future afterward."
Question by Maria Tsolakis
In your opinion, what are the reasons behind the difficult position the club is in at the moment?
"Several players came to the team this year and, as expected, we needed time to adjust to the new conditions. We were also unlucky in several matches and these are the two reasons for our position in the ranking at the moment."
The next match is away, against Apollonas. Is this yet another final?
"It is still very early in the season to be talking about 'finals'. It is definitely an important match for both clubs and we will do our best to win."
What was the goal set by the club at the beginning of the season? Has this goal changed following the first 11 matchdays?
"No one in the club set high goals. We all wish to improve a little in comparison to last season and this continues to be our goal."
What would you like to say to the fans and supporters of OFI?
"I wish to thank them for always being on our side and tell them that all people in the team are trying very hard every day to make them proud. We have not achieved this so far, but we will make them smile in the future. This is a promise and a commitment by everyone."