The Best Goal award for matchday 24 was awarded to Apostolos Skondras playing for PAS Giannina, who topped the competition organised by Super League Greece, the Panhellenic Association of Professional Players (PSAP) and NOVA.
After the ceremony, the PAS Giannina player stated:
On his inspiration in scoring this goal: "We work on similar cases during training. It is the coach's order that I aim for the near post. It was not an ideally taken corner, but the timing was perfect and I scored a beautiful goal."
On whether he believes this can be voted as best goal of the year: "I hope so, I wish for it. There are several matches left, but I hope it is voted as best goal of the year."
On what his teammates and Pedro Conde told him: "He was telling me 'what an amazing goal', and so did my teammates. Not just Pedro. They kept repeating 'what an amazing goal'. I had not realised it. I saw it afterwards and it was indeed a beautiful goal."
On how he explains the fact that his team scores many beautiful goals: "It is no coincidence if it keeps happening. We have a quality team and this is proven by the many beautiful goals we have scored. It is more a result of skill and not luck."
On the beautiful goals Pedro Conde scored against Panathinaikos and Platanias for which he received the Best goal awards: "They were very beautiful goals. I celebrated for them too because I was playing in these matches. Pedro is an exceptional player, he has proven this and he is very high in the top scorers list; I hope that he will score more goals and that he will help us achieve our target."
On whether he can be top scorer of the league: "Yes, of course. There are six matchdays left; I think that if he continues like this, he will be top scorer."
On whether this goal was a gift given that he found out that his wife is expecting: "Yes, definitely, anyone would feel great about this. We all want to score beautiful goals. I am definitely looking forward to holding my child; the most important is that the baby is healthy and that I am too so that my child can grow up seeing me winning more awards."
On whom he dedicates the goal to: I dedicate it to everyone who loves me and believes in me as a player. I dedicate it to my family, to everyone. And of course to my wife and the baby we are expecting."
On whether he once believed he could score such a goal: "Okay, it is difficult for a defender to score with a back-heel. I had done it two years ago, but the execution came from a right-footed player, it was more difficult because the ball had an inside spin. Two years ago it did not hit the post first, it landed directly in the nets."
On whether they work on similar goal-scoring ways: "No, no, I do not think so. We work as we usually do. If this moment is repeated, then it is welcome. We will try to do this again."