"The fact that we are high in the table is positive and we will try to remain as high as possible," pointed out Angelos Vertzos in his exclusive interview for the official website of the Super League. The Veria defender mentioned that despite the positive start in the championship "there is always one target for us: to secure our non-relegation as soon as possible," and finally sent his own message to the club's fans by saying that: "we will give our 100% in all matches." The full interview:
Question by Periklis Kefalas
Veria has one win and one loss in the first five matches. You have only been defeated by Olympiacos in the "G. Karaiskakis" stadium. Is this the most ideal start you could have imagined?
Yes, certainly, this is the most ideal start to the championship. The fact that we are high in the table is positive and we will try to remain as high as possible.
Question by Giorgos Vassiliadis
What needs to be done from now on so you can continue with the positive outcomes?
There is nothing more to be done. Our objective in every match is to go on the pitch and do our best to win the match.
Question by Ilias Karagiannis
What was the target set by the club at the beginning of the season? Has this target changed following the positive results?
There is always one target for us: to secure our non-relegation as soon as possible.
The fact that Veria score more easily in comparison to past seasons, is one of the positive points this season's team has in your opinion?
Definitely! We have a really quality attacking line and all opponent defences are very wary. This fills us with extra confidence.
What would you advise young football players who wish to become professional footballers?
My best advice is that they must love football and be patient and persistent since this is not an easy career. They will face many difficult moments during which they need to be strong in order to be able to deal with them.
What is your favourite hobby?
To watch films either by going to the movies or at home.
Were you not a footballer, what would you rather be and why?
This is a really difficult question to answer because since I can remember myself, I always thought of myself in football.
What would you like to say to the fans and supporters of Veria?
What I would like to tell them is that we will give our 100% in all matches so that they can get away from everyday problems during the few hours they come to the stadium to enjoy their favourite club.