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Míchel: “We were patient and in control”

Míchel: “We were patient and in control”

The press conference of our coach, Míchel, following the game of Olympiacos against Panetolikos.

Olympiacos left Agrinio on a winning note against Panetolikos, with a 0–2 for the Super League championship. The coach of our team, Míchel, seemed to be satisfied with the appearance of his footballers and the triumph of the “red-and-whites.”

The statements of the Spanish coach, Míchel, at the press conference following the match against Panetolikos:

This was a victory that you yourself hoped for. What was it that earned the team the points? Was it the players’ quality, as in Biel’s goal, or was it something else?
Yes, of course, but in order for Biel’s goal to occur we had to be patient, in control, and play in a way that we didn’t anticipate. The truth is that as the game evolved we had more control of the ball and possession. Panetolikos is difficult to beat because they are organised both on a unit level and as a team in general; they are also good at counterattacks so we are satisfied that we did not allow them to threaten us.

Is there any news on the condition of Socratis Papastathopoulos? Also, we would like a comment on the return of Kostas Fortounis.
He was experiencing discomfort and we preferred not to take any chances. When players are experiencing discomfort I’d rather they remain off field so as not to burden them further, and especially now that we cannot lose another player in this position. Fortounis and every other player on the team will have the opportunity to compete when their condition impris improved. Fortounis was off field for a long time and had to improve his physical condition. He took advantage of the time he was given, improved and thus took the opportunity and time on the field, as is the case with any player. I have 34 footballers and I’m telling you, it’s hard to keep everyone happy.

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