The details made the difference in Olympiakos’ derby with Panathinaikos, according to Carlos Carvalhal, who spoke about the inefficiency of Piraeus.
“What we lacked was efficiency. In the first half, Panathinaikos had the chances of the game, controlled the game and managed to score. In the second half we had better control of the game, while in the first I think we stood up well, we had our chances just like in the first half, but we were not effective“, pointed out the 58-year-old technician for the defeat of Piraeus in the derby.
“There are details that cost us as it happened in the match with the two mistakes we made and conceded the goals. The only way to fix mistakes is work“, emphasized Carvalhal.
Details of what he said at the press conference
You stated when the match ended that Olympiacos can win the championship, what should they do to achieve it?
“Obviously we have to win games to get the points we need and close the gap. This is the way».
Are you concerned about team inefficiency? Because Olympiacos creates chances, but does not score.
“This can cover the entire match summary, what we lacked was efficiency. In the first half, Panathinaikos had the chances of the game, controlled the game and managed to score. In the second half we had better control of the game, while in the first I think we stood up well, we had our chances as in the first half, but we were not effective. Of course we have to work on that and of course it was our big problem in the race. Just like we have to improve the end of the phases to be able to score goals in the phases we create».
What did you like about Olympiakos?
“As with all games there are things I like and things I don’t like. I certainly didn’t like the way we conceded the two goals, but I liked the team’s attitude because until the last minute our players tried, I liked that we created the conditions to score goals and win the game and in general I liked the behavior of my players».
In addition to ineffectiveness in attack, there seems to be an issue in defense as well.
“All problems are fixed only with work. This is how we will work to correct the things we are not doing right. There are details that cost us as it happened in the match with the two mistakes we made and conceded the goals. The only way to correct mistakes is work».
How easy is it for you to “tie” so many new faces into the team?
“It’s a situation I found. When I came I knew that there would be people who would leave and new ones would come. But this cannot be an excuse, it is a situation that I knew before and I have to deal with it. There are players who didn’t all come together, some were three weeks ago here, like some others came two weeks ago, even now we will have a player arrival. The only way, as we have said, is to work together with the new faces to build the team».
Source: Sport Fm
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