"We have a good team and we should go on like this. We are a team both when we win and when we lose," pointed out Živko Živković in his exclusive interview for the website of Super League. The goalkeeper of Xanthi said that the club: "has everything a professional player needs as regards infrastructure and pitches in order to do his work," whereas the city of Xanthi: "reminds me of my hometown in Serbia and I am happy about this." The full interview:
Question by Ioannis Kartalis
Your every display is better than your previous one and you seem to be on the rise. There may be a proposal for your transfer. What are your thoughts on this?
I have a contract with Xanthi, I am happy here and I only think about the matches my team has to play and not about my possible transfer.
Question by Haralambos Efraimidis
What do you think about the team's infrastructure? Do you believe that it's one of the most well-organised teams in the Balkans?
Having surpassed Partizan and having a very good organisation in all areas, I can confidently say that Xanthis has everything a professional player needs as regards infrastructure and pitches in order to do his work. It's the top club in Greece in this aspect.
Question by Eleftheria Dallas
What are your football dreams? Do you believe it's difficult to be called to play for the National Team?
We all look forward to being asked to play for the National Team; I was honoured to have two caps with the National Team. My dream is to play in the Premier League since it's the best championship, in my opinion. As regards the National Team of my country, I will continue doing what I do in the best possible way hoping to be called.
Question by Pavlos Efraimidis
What are your goals as a team? Is winning the Greek Cup among the goals given that the club has been pursuing this for many years?
Our goal is to treat each match separately and we will see at the end what we accomplished in the Greek Cup as well as the Championship.
Question by Leonidas Serepas
What do you think about life in Greece?
Life is very good, it's like life in Serbia. Xanthi reminds me of my hometown in Serbia and I am happy about this.
Question by Giorgos Petrakis
What is the secret of your success in your opinion?
I believe that we have a good team and we should go on like this so that certain players, such as Hamza, can stand out. We are a team both when we win and when we lose. This way, everyone wins, since we are parts of a whole.
How do you explain the fact that your team is better in away matches than in the matches played at Xanthi Arena, your home?
I believe that we played several away matches; we will now win points on the respective home matches of the second round. We prepare for every match with the same faith and focus.
What would you like to say to the fans and supporters of Xanthi?
I ask them to support us and to support us both in away matches; they should know what we do our best and we want them to be happy at the end of the season.
What are your hobbies?
I mainly spend my spare time with Lazić, but also the younger players Kostas, Stathakis, Svarnas and Demenikos and we play pool or go to the movies or a restaurant. I try to support younger players because I know how hard it is for them to be players of a professional team. During my first days here, since I came earlier in order to adjust, they also helped me to get acquainted with the city and they have always been there for me.
The winner of the draw for the signed souvenir by Živko Živković , offered by FC Xanthi, is the fan Mrs Eleftheria Dallas.