Hatzidiakos aims to transfer: ‘I am not a super talent like Matthijs de Ligt’

Pantelis Hatzidiakos is thinking aloud about his future. The AZ defender wants to be in the spotlight for foreign clubs in the coming months. Hatzidiakos wants to make the step to a middle moter in a top competition.

โ€œWith Josรฉ Fortes Rodrรญguez and Mino Raiola, my business managers, I regularly talk about my future,โ€ says Hatzidiakos in a big interview with Football International. The Greek stood on the side for a long time with a cruciate ligament injury, but has now fully recovered. โ€œNow its important that Im going to stand out more. By continuing to grow as a defender and continuing to score. Then you get into the picture earlier, its that simple. Its easier for attackers.โ€
Hatzidiakos thinks that for a number of teammates, such as Calvin Stengs and Teun Koopmeiners, a transfer to a great club is possible. The 24-year-old stopper does not see such a transfer for itself. โ€œFor me, it would be more logical to make an intermediate step first. To a club with a nice development plan for me. Then I am not referring to another top club in the Netherlands, but a middleman or subtopper in a top foreign competition.โ€
โ€œLook, I am not a supertalent like Matthijs de Ligcht,โ€ explains Hatzidiakos. โ€œHe had the absolute top clubs for choosing. But more roads lead to the top. Thats what I want to prove in the coming years.โ€