Newly appointed Greece manager, Sergio Markarian says that the national team should be attacking a lot more if they are to improve their position in the Euro 2016 qualifying group.
Greece parted company with Claudio Ranieri after a few months in charge. The national team had begun the Euro 2016 qualifying campaign in disastrous circumstances under the management of the former Chelsea boss. They have failed to recover from this poor form even after the appointment of Markarian. His first game in charge ended in a 0-0 draw with Hungary. A more crucial encounter awaits the national team in a few days when they take on Faroe Islands.
This is a great opportunity for Greece to take their first win of the qualification campaign. Already the prospect of reaching the finals in France looks extremely difficult since a six-point advantage separates them from Hungary, who occupy the final qualification spot. Even Hungary will not be able to reach the finals automatically as they will have to go through a play-off stage. Read more »
There have been so many incidents of violence during the international matches in Greece and Stelios Giannako poulos is really worried about it.
According to Giannakopoulos, if it goes on like this, his nation might be denied the opportunity of hosting too many international games in future.
The Football in Greece is actually in a pretty good shape talent wise. In World Cup which had taken place just a few months back, they had been brilliant against the top teams and if not for some lack of concentration in the penalty shootouts versus Costa Rica, they would have found themselves in the quarter finals there.
But, for a Football team to develop and to go from strength to strength, it’s important that the situation back home remains good and the players are provided peace to focus on their game, but, that is not happening currently and that’s why, after the World Cup, it has been a little bit of a dip for Greece in terms of their performances.
The players are the same and they all are good enough, but, with so much of violence in the country and it affecting the games, it has taken its toll.
Giannakopoulos wants the federation to do something about it soon and he also says he is ready to offer any kind of help that is needed. Read more »