The Best Goal award of the 14th matchday was awarded to Alves Lino playing for PAOK, who topped the competition organised by Super League, the Panhellenic Association of Professional Players (PSAP) and NOVA. The award was presented by Mr Prodromos Mihailidis, one of the sponsors of FC PAOK.
After the ceremony, the PAOK player stated:
"It is true that I have played some really good matches lately. However, the most important thing is that my performance helped my team, PAOK. The goal of PAOK is to always win, in each match. I certainly try to play well and help my team and at the end what makes me happy is scoring a goal and thus helping my club. I am really happy… However, the most important thing is that we won the three points and I feel really happy about it."
- Do you believe that PAOK is on a comeback, also in view of the match in Ioannina, given as well the win yesterday in Katerini despite all the substitutions?
"Beyond any doubt, similar results urge us to work harder, to be focused and to play even better in the next match and the matches to come. The last two results can help us have another good match on Monday against Giannina. It will be a really difficult match. We are aware that Giannina have a good display in the championship so far, but we will go there on Monday to win.
- Today PAOK presented Kostas Katsouranis, the captain of the Greek National Team, a really high quality player that played as your opponent all these years. How will the most experienced players in the team, like you and some others in comparison with the many young players in the roster, welcome him?
"He is a really high quality player, he has a strong personality, he is the captain of the Greek National Team and he was a great opponent when he was playing for Panathinaikos. Since he is a quality player with a strong personality, I believe that his coming to PAOK will help our club greatly."
- In your opinion, is this move from Mr Savvidis a clear message that he wishes more than anything to win the second place, that this is the goal?
"Our goal is always the first place. It is really very important if we win a title. This was the best move the owner could do by acquiring Katsouranis, to present such a great player as Katsouranis. He is definitely a player that will add quality to the team, that he will help all of us; it is very important to have such a player in our club."
- Your contract ends in the summer. Do you consider continuing, will you return to Brazil or are you maybe thinking to stop playing football altogether?
"The first thing on my mind is the match against Giannina. We have a long time ahead of us until summer to be thinking about the renewal of my contract from now. I have spent four fantastic years here in PAOK, in the club, the fans like me… At the moment, I do not think about it at all; what I think about is the next matches, what we will do until summer and what we will do in the play-offs. We will talk about the contract… later," concluded the left wing defender of PAOK.