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.
“With José Fortes Rodríguez and Mino Raiola, my business managers, I regularly talk about my future,” 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. “Now 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.”
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. “For 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.”
“Look, I am not a supertalent like Matthijs de Ligcht,” explains Hatzidiakos. “He had the absolute top clubs for choosing. But more roads lead to the top. Thats what I want to prove in the coming years.”