Eek And Olympic They stayed in 1-1 at OPAP Arena In the fourth round of the Stoiximan Premier League, in a match where the “ball” could sit on both sides.
“Union” technician Matias Almeida, I talked about it at the press conference A photo of his team And his players, but also for her Referee’s decision To go check the VAR technique in the penalty kick phase for Rota, confirming that his action was correct.
At the same time, regarding the issue with Vida injury, He stated that there will be news tomorrow and we will see if he can watch the match against Brighton, in the premiere of the Europa League.
What Matias Almeida said in detail:
Regarding AEK’s good start, the goal they scored and what was the reason for the sudden drop in competition and whether it was due to the players’ mentality or fatigue: “Now we will have to come up with a word mentality. Very often certain things are created and we follow them. The mentality of the players is the same as it always is, because we realize when we make mistakes. We came in to play the derby, the way you play the derby: with passion, spirit and strength. Football “We put the opponent in their own half. The opponent who scored too many goals against their opponents. We led them astray. After the goal, some minutes passed, and as a big competitor like Olympiacos should do, they had to go forward to get the equalizer. And as they moved, they dominated. I think it was between 25 and 30. There the game became more equal and AEK fell behind a lot. In the second half we corrected some things. The team played intensely in the opponent’s half. We were not comfortable with the draw. We needed a goal. We made some strong changes and the game ended “With a draw. In general, I liked the team, knowing that there were many injured players.”
About which team deserved to win more and how does Olympiacos see this year: “Regarding the first question, it is difficult to answer because the match ended in a draw. I always try to talk about our team and not about the opponent. We continued because we wanted to win. When we won 1-0, we took the ball to both sides and played quickly. It showed that the team wants to win more “I can’t speak for Olympiacos. It wouldn’t be right to say anything. I’m focusing on AEK. My energy is there. The rest can do what they want.”
On Rota’s penalty kick phase that the referee later reversed and if he was told something in the dressing room: “It was something that came and went. It seemed important to me that this referee went to VAR tonight. He is the same referee who in another match did not go to VAR because of the hit that Rota received (meaning last year’s match with Panathinaikos in the qualifiers in Leoforos). “It’s in favor of the referee that it has now gone to VAR. I haven’t seen that yet. I believe in the good faith of the referee. It’s good that it has gone to VAR.”
On the fact that Olympiacos did not make any movement in the second half, even if the team’s overall defensive function improved: “We study football. On the one hand I stay calm and calm because the team tried to play what they know. Some minutes were normal for a great team. We had 10-12 bad minutes, and the opponent had more. We stick to what we want to do. Given The way we start and the opponent, from this side I can accept it in terms of our defense, because Olympiacos scored a lot of goals in their previous matches. We did not allow the opponent to do things in many places. When we allowed them, we did. In essence, in most periods The second half we were playing in the opponent’s half. There were stages that did not create confidence. Vida’s change was also important for us. It is not easy to come in and play as a goalkeeper in a derby. But in general they did a good job. Sometimes their performance was better. But “Nothing special was created.”
On whether the result was fair as the match unfolded: “It will be difficult for me to produce a footballer who makes my team defensive. If I did it would be like I want to protect the score. We made an obligatory substitution (Vida). Another more defensive goal, someone could say it’s Galanopoulos, but I wanted better control in the middle.” “And all the others had to show an aggressive spirit. We never put five defenders in to keep score. That doesn’t mean we won’t do it at some point. But on the message we wanted to win the game. If I can say in the third league game I feel comfortable because my team is leaving On a par, I’m not suitable for this position.
Great and historic teams come to win. Our goal was to win the match. This is what I personally think. I may be wrong. When the derby ended in a 1-1 draw, there were small differences that did not make the difference… Maybe there were some differences in pressing, and possession numbers that did not make the difference. So the result is good.”
Regarding Vida’s condition before facing Brighton, and whether there will be some injured people in England: “Tomorrow we will have something more specific about Vida. It came from a knock in the national team. He wanted to play this match and lasted 45 minutes. As for the other three, I hope we can count them. They will lack speed, but there are times when I want to count them. They are players They are important to our system.”
For Collins: “Collins came on Friday. In fact, he has not trained yet. This team will not be able to do that again, because we will be on a trip. We have training sessions tomorrow and the day after and when we return we will see how he is. We will not have an easy match. Our opponent scored three goals “In United’s goal. I hope everyone is available.”
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