The Aris defender striker Valentinos Vlachos talked exclusively to the Super League webpage about the future of his club in the championship: "every match is important given our situation," while pointing out that: "'Kleanthis Vikelidis' is one of the best home soils in Greece," and gave his promise to the team's fans: "we give our 100 percent in every match and we will fight to the end." The full interview:
Question by Dimitris Christidis
How does it feel playing for Aris?
Any player would feel proud playing for such a great, historic and popular club such as Aris.
Question by Petros Mayakos
How did you feel the first time you entered the pitch of 'Kleanthis Vikelidis'?
I have played in 'Kleanthis Vikelidis' in the past as an opponent. I now play as an Aris footballer and can confirm this is one of the best home soils in Greece. In my first match against Xanthi I was a bit stressed, but the fans are amazing and helped me get through this. Aris supporters greatly push the team, from the first until the last minute of the match.
Question by Yorgos Dimitriadis
Which memories would you keep and which ones would you discard from your spell in Club Brugge?
I do not wish to forget anything since these are experiences that help me become a better person and help me evolve not only as a footballer, but also as a human being. I return to Brugge this summer and I will be more prepared.
Question by Aspasia Theologou
If you were given the opportunity to play in a foreign club, would you do it? If so, which championship do you believe is best for you?
I would definitely do it because it was my choice to play for an international club. This is why I decided to play for Brugge.
Question by Pantelis Panagiotou
Next match, you are playing home against OFI. How important is this match regarding your non relegation from the league, in your opinion?
Every match is important given our situation. Obviously this match against OFI is also very important.
The team scores one goal every twelve attempts. Do you find this alarming?
This is an issue on which we are working in our training sessions. We are trying hard to improve, but we also need a bit of luck.
What would you like to promise the fans and supporters of Aris?
I know Aris fans are disappointed with the situation in the club. Yet, they come to the stadium every week and support us. What I want to say to the fans it that we will give our 100 percent in every match and that we will fight to the end.
Who is the footballer that you would like to have as your teammate and who as an opponent and why?
I do not have a particular footballer in mind. There are certainly many footballers I would like to play with, but I cannot name anyone specifically.
Where and how do you see yourself in 5-6 years from now?
I haven't thought about it. I like living in the present.
What is your favourite hobby?
In my spare time, I play basketball and videogames with my friends.