George Efrem, Cyprus midfielder on his hat-trick against Andorra:
I scored my first goals for the national side but it has been a while since I have scored at all, so I am delighted. We know that there are no easy games anymore. We took this game very seriously without ever underestimating our opponents. The most important thing is fact that we have six points. We now need to shift our attention to what will be a very important game against Belgium on their turf in March. We will prepare for that game looking to get something there. We are a team made up of young and experienced players. We have a lot of talent in the squad and we have what it takes to build a team for the future.
Stathis Aloneftis, Cyprus winger
We are not a great side. Reading some sections of the media, a lot of people believe that we will have an easy night against Andorra. But that is not the reality of the situation. A lot depends on us.
I was unlucky to miss the game against Israel but I have been training hard for this game. None of us want to fall into the same trap as Greece [who lost 1-0 at home to the Faroe Islands].
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