Rodrigo Moledo, the Brazilian central defender of PANATHINAIKOS, replied to the questions of the fans in the standard INTERVIEW OF THE WEEK and, among other things, pointed out that he believes winning the Greek Cup is a feasible target, whereas he focuses on "us becoming a very competitive team that will win matches and titles".
The full interview:
Question by Makis Makkas
If you could pick a position for which Panathinaikos definitely needs a transfer for, which position would that be?
It's not my job or my concern to answer this. This is a question for the coaching staff and the technical Administration and they know how to handle this bearing in mind what's best for the team.
Question by Vassilis Tsakiridis
What are the differences between Brazil and Greece as regards the way of living?
There are definitely differences since every place has its own personality and particularities. In my time here, I have however noticed that there are not many differences between the Greek and the Brazilian way of living. Brazilians are open people who mostly love football, music and eating.
Question by Kostas Gkiokas
Do you believe that winning Greek Cup is a feasible target?
Yes, of course! The team is doing better whereas there is still much room for improvement. This improvement fills us with optimism and we will do our best to win the Greek Cup. I believe this is a feasible target for our side.
Question by Yorgos Kalothanasis
What are, in your opinion, the reasons behind the team's inadequate performance?
I believe we had some unfortunate moments, however this is something that often happens with several teams. The important thing is that we work hard to overcome the difficulties and for the team to do better. It's obvious that we are improving and I believe that all will go well.
Question by Dimitris Gkinis
Would you like to finish your career in Panathinaikos?
I like the team a lot, the Club in general, as well as my life in Athens, but you can never know what life has in store for me. So my reply to this question is possibly yes, but one can never know for sure.
How do you think of your future as well as the future of Panathinaikos?
I believe that for both these futures, the goal and the path are the same: I wish to continue improving as a player, but I believe that this improvement must always be fulfilled through the improvement of the team. Therefore, I believe that I will become better through team work and the team will be better and we will win titles. My general thought is for us to become a very competitive team that will win matches and titles.
What would you like to say to the fans and supporters of Panathinaikos?
I would ask them to keep supporting us, even when we face difficulties. We always need them by our side, both in easy and hard moments, because their presence and support is very important to us.
Question by Lefteris Karydis
Which young footballer of Panathinaikos is standing out in your opinion and why?
I would say that Evangelou, playing in defence, stands out and he has a great future ahead of him in my opinion. I also like Tasos (note: Chatzigiovanis) who has a lot of potential, but in general all young players of the team are on a good level and will be able to help Panathinaikos in the future.
Question by Alexandros Kintos
Which aspect does Mr Ouzounidis pay more attention to?
The things our coach insists on and continuously points out to us is the discipline of the team, the tactical approach of the game from the team as a whole as well as how a player must play and what his position must be on the pitch.
What are your hobbies?
I mainly stay at home and watch movies. Several times, I take walks in Glyfada or take the dog out. I sometimes enjoy going for a walk on the beach.
What other sports are you following except football and why?
I follow basketball as do many fellow Brazilians. I in fact played football when I was younger. It's an exciting sport that I enjoy very much and the player that stands out and I enjoy a lot watching is LeBron James!
THE WINNER OF THE DRAW FOR THE SIGNED SOUVENIR BY MOLEDO, OFFERED BY FC PANATHINAIKOS, IS MR MAKIS MAKKAS.