"The fans of Levadiakos have shown their strong support in the past. We would like them to further support our efforts so that we all together can lead our club to recover," pointed out Antonis Magkas in his exclusive interview for the website of the Super League. The Levadiakos defender referred to his participation in the Super League youth leagues: "It was hard for me in the beginning since I came from local championships, but with the help from Mr Touré Bassala and the technical team first of the U-20 and subsequently the A team, I managed to successfully play in the U-20 championship," while he also commented the club's defence by stating that: "In certain matches, our defence did not operate as planned." The full interview:
Question by Mihalis Petroulakis
This is your first season in the A team. What are your feelings about this?
"I am really happy and wish to thank the people of LEVADIAKOS that gave me this opportunity to play professionally for the club."
What would you do from now on in order to become a regular in the team, in your opinion?
"I have to work daily in the training so my performance is consistent and so that the coach can trust me."
Question by Thomas Steriotis
How much did your participation in the Super League youth leagues help you?
"It was hard for me in the beginning since I came from local championships, but with the help from Mr Touré Bassala and the technical team first of the U-20 and subsequently the A team, I managed to successfully play in the U-20 championship, which is just one step before the Super League/OPAP championship and with my appearances I managed to convince the people of the club that I am worthy to play in Levadiakos."
What is your opinion on this season's championship so far and what do you see for the future?
"Apart from Olympiacos, PAOK, Atromitos and Panathinaikos, I believe that the other clubs are more or less at the same level.
As the championship progresses, I expect our team to get better results and more victories."
Do you believe that one of your disadvantages as a team is its defence? Is this something that your new coach has focused on?
"In certain matches, our defence did not operate as planned.
Our new coach has focused on our defence in set pieces and we will work on that."
Question by Yannis Manteos
What is your goal for this season? Has it changed since the beginning of the campaign?
"Our goal was to as quickly as possible secure our stay in the Super League and a better position in the classification list compared to last year.
Our goal remains the same because we believe that the team will recover."
You had two unfortunate results against Atromitos and Asteras Tripolis while playing away. What do you have to pay attention to in order to win in the match against Xanthi, in your opinion?
"These were two unfortunate results, but in two difficult homes. In the home match against Skoda Xanthi, we have to be careful in our defence and make use of the opportunities that will come our way so as to reach victory."
What would you like to say to the fans and supporters of Levadiakos?
"The fans of Levadiakos have shown their strong support in the past. We would like them to further support our efforts so that we all together can lead our club to recover, starting from the Sunday match against Skoda Xanthi."
Who is the footballer that you would like to have as your teammate and who as an opponent and why?
"I would like to play with a footballer that plays in the same position as I, who has experience in European competitions and who can help me in my development.
As regards the opponent, there are no favourites, since I am forced to deal with any opponent who to a lesser or greater extent will make it difficult for me."
What are your hobbies?
"I dedicate my spare time to my family and friends."