"I want to play in the Champions League and win titles with PAOK," pointed out Ergys Kaçe in his exclusive interview for the website of the Super League. The PAOK midfielder said that: "It's an honour for all of us coming from the club's academies to enter the pitch of Toumba and wear PAOK's shirt," and he sent a message to the fans of the club saying that: "We need the fans to be by our side. We have made mistakes, but only united as a family can we help the club go as high as we want it to." The full interview:
What was the goal set by the club at the beginning of the season?
Our goal was and still remains to form a really good team that will play beautiful football, be able to meet the demands of a club such as PAOK has in the Greek and European competitions and that will form the basis for the coming years. The competitive goal we have left is to win the first place in the play-offs.
Question by Savvas Stopkas
What is the reason behind the team's low performance in the second round, in your opinion?
This question is asked all the time both to me and my teammates. We are not the right persons to reply to this; also, the reason for this decline is not only one. The certain thing is that we are all responsible and that any relevant discussions for this should be held in private.
Question by Grigoris Athanasiou
You are one of the players coming from the club's academies. When you play, do you feel more like a professional player or a player/fan of PAOK?
I feel like a professional player with intense feelings for the club that nurtured me and promoted me. It's an honour for all of us coming from the club's academies to enter the pitch of Toumba and wear PAOK's shirt. It's a special feeling. However, on the pitch one needs to behave with absolute professionalism, else you will harm either yourself or your team. Certainly, my feelings for PAOK make me do my best when on the pitch.
Question by Alex
What are your thoughts regarding your future career?
I do not think and fret about it. My current concern is to help my side and to work hard in order to keep improving. No one can tell what the future holds.
Question by Dimitris Dimitriadis
If you left PAOK, which club would you like to play for?
There is no player that wouldn't want to play in one of the top European championships. However, as I said, this is the future and I am not thinking about it. I play for PAOK and PAOK is my only concern.
Question by Panayotis Petridis
What were the factors that led you to play as a defensive midfielder? Was it your build, your characteristics as a footballer, or the advice from your coaches? Did you also dream of playing in another position?
On the contrary, my build does not help at all! I like to move in the centre of the pitch, to help my side both defensively and offensively, and to participate in the game. Given that, yes, the advices my coaches have given me have indeed influenced my development so far.
Question by Panagiotis Dadalas
You never stop improving and adding new elements in your play. Do you think that the next element you should improve is your through balls?
Why not? Through balls are a really important qualification for someone playing in the midfield because they can break through the opponent's defence.
Question by Alexandros Gaidatzis
What is your greatest dream that you have not fulfilled yet?
I want to play in the Champions League and win titles with PAOK.
Question by Vassilis Tsakiridis
What is the most decisive goal you have scored, in your opinion?
I think it's the last goal I scored against Kerkyra since it helped my side win the match.
What would you like to say to the fans and supporters of PAOK?
We need the fans to be by our side. We know we have made mistakes during the season and that our display in the second round has let people down, but only united as a family can we help the team go as high as we want it to.