Warda proud of Atromitos, Kontis left frustrated
Atromitos Athens and Olympiacos played out a pulsating 2:2 Super League draw in Peristeri, however both teams were left unhappy with the result.
Hosts Atromitos held the initiative for the majority of proceedings, registered 16 shots, but failed to move closer to Olympiacos in the table after conceding a dramatic late goal against the reigning champions. Naturally, Atromitos head coach Damir Canadi was left frustrated by the result.
“We are not happy with the result, we were the better team,” noted the 47-year old Canadi in his press-conference. “It’s a draw today because of a penalty which I don’t think should have been given. We are disappointed to only take a point, but I think that every Atromitos fan should be proud.
I don’t know if it was our best game, but the result is not what we wanted. The Olympiacos coach complained about the refereeing? He should be happy that they got a penalty at the end.”
Stand-in Olympiacos head coach Christos Kontis, replacing the ill Oscar Garcia, felt annoyed with the draw when speaking to Nova Sports in a flash interview. “We showed effort against a good team, but we didn’t get the victory which we so dearly needed,” revealed Kontis.
“We are disappointed, but we have to move on to the next day.”
Atromitos’ star midfielder Amr Warda, on loan from parent club PAOK Thessaloniki, said that this was his team’s best match of the campaign. “It’s not a fair result, we played our best match of the season,” mentioned Warda in a conversation with Nova Sports. “Olympiacos are a big team, but we deserved to win by a bigger score than 2:1. However, this is football. We are a family, that’s why we always play with passion.”