"I like it at Ioannina. I have a good time at PAS, but it's not only that. In the last few years, the team makes you feel motivated and that you have potential," pointed out Stavros Tsoukalas in his exclusive interview for the website of Super League. The PAS Giannina midfielder considers his first year in the team as the "beginning of a truly successful course for PAS all these seasons," and said that had he not been a footballer, he may have been… "an FBI agent". The full interview:
Question by Pantelis Deltsos
Would you wish to remain in the club the following season as well?
Yes, definitely. I like it at Ioannina. I have a good time at PAS, but it's not only that. In the last few years, the team makes you feel motivated and that you have potential. Besides, I have a contract for one more year.
Question by Petros Pappas
This is your fourth year in the team. Which season did the team field the best squad, in your opinion?
This is a difficult question. But I will dare say that it was the first season, without meaning any disrespect to anyone. I just say it because I believe that this season was the beginning of a truly successful course for PAS all these seasons. The team has since been showing character and a high level.
Question by Vassilis Tsakiridis
Which was the best and which was the worst moment in your football career?
I would say that the highlight of my career so far was when I played with PAOK in the round of 32 of the UEFA Europa League and more specifically the match against CSKA Moskva. On the other hand, although I would like to forget it, my worst moment was a home match here in Ioannina against Levadiakos. We lost 0-4 and believe me when I say that I begged for the match to stop.
What is your strongest point and which are should you improve, in your opinion?
I believe that my aerobic abilities are very important for the position I play in. I believe that this is my strong point, namely my ability to constantly move from one area to the other. I would also like to improve my finishes and to be able to help my team score with greater ease.
What is your opinion on the club's campaign this season? Have you fulfilled the goals you set at the beginning of the season?
It's still early to reply to this question. Nevertheless, I will dare say that we have. As our coach has repeatedly pointed out, our goal is to go as high as we can. This is true for this season as well. We remain competitive and will finish in a high position in the rankings.
What is your greatest football dream?
My dream is to play in the Bundesliga one day.
Which is your favourite international club and who is your favourite player?
My favourite club is Bayern and my favourite player is Zinedine Zidane.
You became a father some months ago. What would you like to wish your daughter?
The only thing I wish for my daughter is that she will always be healthy. All the rest is secondary. She will make everything else herself, she will somehow manage.
What are your hobbies?
I like going to the movies a lot and taking strolls in the city with my family.
Were you not a footballer, what would you rather be and why?
I would still be in sports I believe. Maybe a sport such as basketball or tennis or boxing. But if you ask me what I was dreaming of, then I can tell you I dreamt of becoming an FBI agent. I already told you that I like movies a lot.
THE WINNER OF THE DRAW FOR THE SIGNED SOUVENIR BY STAVROS TSOUKALAS, OFFERED BY FC PAS GIANNINA, IS MR PETROS PAPPAS.