Martinez: “El Arabi remains an excellent captain, even though he plays a little – He himself asked for it for Olympiakos B”


THE Olympic travels to Tripoli to face Asteras (12/11, 20:30) as part of the 11th round of the Stoiximan Super League.

THE Diego Martinez in his statements to NOVA ahead of the match in Arcadia, he focused on the difficulties that this specific match hides, he referred to the defeat by West Ham, while he also spoke about El Arabi, speaking of the Moroccan striker in the best words.

For the match against West Ham:A few hours have passed since returning to England. On this trip we went to get points, even with the intention of winning. Our performance showed that Olympiacos is a competitive team and we are happy. We are satisfied with our confidence. We are determined to face our next opponent».

For the match with Asteras Tripoli:When I took over Olympiakos, what I thought was to keep the Greek essence and spirit in the team. It was our idea to keep the Greek spirit. A few hours have passed since the demanding game in England. We are a big team and everyone is useful in this team. We want to play a complete game with high performance to get a positive result».

To prepare his team:We are a team that has the DNA of a winner and must always win. Therefore, whoever wears this shirt feels that way and we will go to Tripoli with that goal. All we can control is the process of preparing the match. We prepare the match with the aim of victory. The game is difficult and we will have to adapt to the conditions of the match, the demands of the opponent and the pitch».

For El Arabi:We are very pleased with the behavior and mentality of all our footballers and especially El Arabi. Despite the fact that he has only played a few minutes, he remains an excellent captain for us. His contribution to the team is very great. He himself asked to play with Olympiakos B. We are in cooperation with the B team and our players can offer wherever they are asked.

Therefore, it showed once again the mentality and the amazing behavior of the football players. That’s why and before West Ham I said that I have a lot of faith in this team in our immediate and long-term goal, because the players show an amazing mentality and a will to develop to help.

We have a very difficult schedule, we have players that we can rely on despite the difficult conditions. We only have to think about the difficult game ahead of us. We should all give our best to get the result we want».

Source: Sport Fm

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