"Everyone here loves me and I have a great time in Agrinio and in Panetolikos," said Amr Warda in his exclusive interview for the website of the Super League. The Panetolikos midfielder pointed out: "In Panetolikos we all support one another and work like a family," whereas as regards his personal target he said: "Several Egyptians now play in great clubs. That's my target too." The full interview:
What is your goal this season? Do you think that playing in the play-offs is a realistic target?
Our effort from the very beginning is to amass points and go as higher in the classification list as possible. This goal is realistic only if we work more for the remaining of the campaign. We still have twelve matches to play and anything is possible.
Question by Vassilis Tsakiridis, Maria T., Vangelis Samaras
What is your life like in Panetolikos and Agrinio in general? What's your typical day?
I feel really well, as if I am with my family. Everyone here loves me and I have a great time in Agrinio and in Panetolikos. It's my first club outside my country and this has already paved the way for me to play in the National Team of my country. How can I not be satisfied?
Question by Omar Shafik
Which is your favourite club?
Question by Thanassis Τ.
Did you want to be a footballer since childhood or did this happen to you later in life?
I have been playing football and wanted to become a footballer since I've been four years old. I am very happy I made it.
Question by Anastasios Kaliafas
Do you believe that Panetolikos suits you?
It's my first European club. It's a very well-organised club, with good players and people that are always by our side. It's a club that always try to improve in all areas.
Question by Dimitris Balotis
What do you think of the Panetolikos fans?
They are fans who love the club without causing any problems. Panetolikos has friends not only in Agrinio but throughout Greece. I feel appreciation and love everywhere. I hope that both the club and I will be able to give them joy.
Question by Christos Kitougias
Why do you keep lifting your shorts in your left leg?
It's really long and it bothers me.
Question by Christos Georgiou, Stathis Karatzogiannis, Nikos Stergiakis
What is it like being in Panetolikos? Would you like to remain in the club next year too?
In Panetolikos we all support one another and work like a family. I have no problem staying in such a family. Given this, if we have a proposal, then the club will assess it and we will think about it.
Question by Evangelos Safarikas
Do you enjoy Greek cuisine? What's your favourite course?
I really like it and it's a lot like the Egyptian cuisine. I enjoy all courses but I especially enjoy feta cheese and pastitsio.
Question by Hadi Almedani
Is it true that Marseille and Espanyol were interested in you?
I just heard and read about this. There is no official interest. I just keep doing my job without listening to rumours.
Question by Yannis Ampelogiannis
How much has the new coach changed your game? Do you like your position?
His arrival helped me improve my tactics a lot. I work a lot in any position he may assign me to and do my best to do what he asks.
Question by Yannis Kirikos
What is your personal target?
I came to Europe to do something important. I want to develop one step at a time. Several Egyptians now play in great clubs. That's my target too.
Question by Yannis Kakampoukis
Do you believe that Panetolikos is a good option for a new footballer coming to play in Europe that wishes to improve?
It's a significant step for any player, namely to come play for a team that offers him everything. This club is organised and has the facilities and the people that can help you improve and go higher.
Question by Yorgos Seretis
Which Panetolikos footballer is a better match for you on the pitch in your opinion?
I believe that Lucas Villafáñez better fits my style. The more we learn each other, the more effective our collaboration is on the pitch and the more we help our team with our abilities.
Question by Paraskevas Aggelis
Which player would you like to have as a teammate in Panetolikos and why?
Camara! He is a really great player and helped me from the very first moment; he advised me and was by my side. It's very important for every new footballer to have the support of such an important man and athlete. He left the team a few days ago, but he will always be my friend.
Question by Yanna Rous.
Would you stay in Greece if you met the love of your life?
If I find the right person that will support me both in life and football, then yes, why not. Besides, Greek women are very beautiful.
THE WINNER OF THE DRAW FOR THE SIGNED SOUVENIR BY AMR WARDA, OFFERED BY FC PANETOLIKOS, IS MR EVANGELOS SAFARIKAS.