"Panetolikos should be higher in the classification list. We do not do justice to ourselves and the team," said the player of Panetolikos Franco Mazurek in THIS WEEK'S INTERVIEW for the official website of Super League www.superleaguegreece.net. In reply to questions by the fans, the midfielder of the team from Agrinio, also talked about his opinion of Greece, he revealed what his favourite Greek food is and pointed out that "from now on, we will be better. The team improves with each passing match." The full interview:
Question by Yannis Ampeloyannis
Franco, do you believe that the team will improve, both as regards its psychology and its position in the table, following the arrival of the new coach?
The new coach changed our psychology and from now on, we will be better. The team improves with each passing match.
Question by Leonidas Serepas:
What do you think of the life in Greece? Have you faced any difficulties so far?
The only problem I face is the difficulty with the language. Life here in Agrinio is nice and quiet. This is exactly what a professional player needs.
Question by Apostolis Providas:
Franco, you are one of the best players in our team and you always do your best. Do you believe that over time and given the amount of your work, Panetolikos will manage to be among the top 5 teams of Super League?
It takes hard work, a change in mentality as well as some luck to be among the top 5 teams of the table. It is something that is done gradually.
Question by Spyros Grinos:
Hello, Franco. Which of your goals is the most important and beautiful for you as well for the team of Panetolikos? Also, can we expect more from you after you have adjusted more to the team?
My goal against Panathinaikos in Agrinio. It was my first goal against a big club. As regards my adjustment, I already feel much better and will get even better as time goes by. This will be apparent in my performance.
Question by Grigoris Seretis:
Which player (active or veteran) is your idol and which do you believe was the best team of all time (e.g. 1965-73 Ajax, 2008-2011 Barcelona, 1970 Brazil, etc.)?
Only Messi and Guardiola's Barcelona!!!
Questions by Yannis Tsakaloyannis and Agathi Tsoukalos:
What do you think of Agrinio compared to other cities you have lived in? Was it hard adjusting here?
As I said, it is a beautiful and quiet city, with warm people, ideal for professional athletes. I feel very well here.
Question by Ioannis Kyrikos:
Hello, Franco! After congratulating you for your contribution to our team so far and wishing you good health, I wanted to ask you what are your expectations for the team and yourself?
We will try our best for the remainder of the season and I hope we will be among the top five teams next year. Of course, this takes a lot of work, but we are determined to work. On a personal level, I want the season to end well and to achieve more next season, while helping Panetolikos.
Question by Theofilos Zavras:
Franco, what did the new coach change and you now play with passion in each match? Do you believe that this season will be successful if Panetolikos finishes just above the relegation line?
He changed our mentality, our playing style and our moves on the pitch. The team became more consistent. Panetolikos should be higher in the classification list. We do not do justice to ourselves and the team. It will be in no way success to finish in the lower positions of the table.
Question by Antonis Sayannis
Franco, at the beginning of the season the team was performing well and achieving results. What do you think went wrong and the team did not achieve the desired results?
I believe that the turning point was the match against Levadiakos and the many lost chances in this match. You cannot lose this match. Our psychology turned and we were then afraid to go for the outcomes we wanted.
Question by Evangelos Safarikas:
Do you enjoy Greek cuisine and if so, what is your favourite dish?
The cheese rolls cooked by Mr Christos Kapellis!
Question by Ioanna Rousoyannis:
Do you believe that Panetolikos should be higher in the classification list given the team's display this season?
We should be higher in the classification list. We were unlucky in the match against Panetolikos and in many other matches.
Question by Anastasios-Athanasios Tsamouridis:
Which club do you dream of playing in one day?
THE WINNER OF THE DRAW FOR THE SIGNED SOUVENIR BY FRANCO MAZUREK, OFFERED BY FC PANETOLIKOS, IS MR THEOFILOS ZAVRAS