THE Nikos Vafeas he was the main protagonist of Kifissia in the draw (1-1) with AEK for the tenth matchday of the Stoiximan Super League.
The 26-year-old defender of the Northern suburbs team, who scored the equalizing goal in the 85th minute, spoke to News Bulletin 247 about the game with the “yellow and black” and how the valuable point came.
He also mentioned his… habit of scoring, despite being a defender, but also the battles for staying and the title in this year’s Stoiximan Super League.
What he said in detail on the show “Fast and curious” with Michalis Tsochos on News Bulletin 247:
Because he tends to score at the end: “I’m lucky and I score. It happens often, I actually started as a small center forward, then I changed position.”
For scoring three crucial goals last year for Kifissia’s promotion, one of which was the penalty that decided promotion: “I believe in myself a lot. At that moment I really wanted to, I made the decision to take the penalty.”
On whether he works for the goal in training: “I have good features, as much as I can. I’ve been working on it since I was little. I like it, it’s something I’m looking for the goal. Through small games in training you can improve your finishing. Mostly it’s work I did when I was younger. When I changed position it decreased, I wasn’t working on it as much.”
Because many considered Kifissia favorites for relegation before the year started: “When a team goes up a division they are the first favorite to be relegated, but we made sure with our image to let the world understand that it is not like that. We are doing our best to change this image. We want to play good football and do our best every matchday.”
For the level of preparedness Kifisia is at: “We are at a good level, we can certainly do more. We show it match after match. It doesn’t always go our way, but we are a new team and we are trying as much as possible to be more ready.”
For the battle to stay in the category: “Based on the score, we see that it is a very competitive and difficult league. Until the end it will be like this, the teams will be close, there will be a lot of pressure. It will be a nice championship. There will be ups and downs, all teams are better than in previous years”
For the title fight: “All the teams have strengthened, they are much better than last year. We see a completely different league.”
For the game with AEK: “We predicted that if we were behind in the score, we would try not to concede a second goal and slowly take more risks. From what was seen, it worked for us.”
For the importance of points in such matches: “Those grades are also very important, but six points are even better grades. Much more important, also because of the ties”.
For the next day of his career: “I’m happy about the work I do, I try to do it as well as possible. I want to improve and help the team as much as I can.”
Source: Sport Fm
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