Lets give any past member of the NT a shot because according to u , finishing above bosnia and losing to Croatia means were nonexistent.
Fortounis , Mantalos are better players than anything Greece had as attacking midfield since Tsiartas. Karagounis was an 8 in his good years with Ethniki.
Ninis and Fetfatzidis could be so much but they desided to be nothing.
They don't deserve a call up at all.
This Roster , at least 20 of it;'s members are much better than anything we had in the 2008 - 2014 period.
Look at the 2010 roster
Spyropoulos? Vyndra? Malezas ? Pantelis Kapetanos?
Prittas? Who the f* is Prittas?
Look at the 2012 roster
Fotakis? Makos? Malezas again? a 36 year old Lybe?
We have a much better roster. Find me one Left Back as talented as Stafylidis offensively back then.
Find me someone to pair with Sokratis, who is as good as Manolas.
Find me an attacking midfielder like Fortounis. And someone with the career of Mitroglou.
Find me a 6 who literally can run up and down the field like Zeka or a midfielder as mobile as Samaris.
The problem. The only problem, is that the worthless teams of 2008 - 2014 had the luck to be pot 1 , pot 2 at worst on some occasions, so even when ending up in play offs, we d play with the likes of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Slovakia , Ukraine , Romania , no better team than those.
Add the fact that competition has gone upwards. Where were Belgum , Iceland , Denmark , Sweden, Switzerland 5-6 years ago?
Now these teams seem like they re unbeatable.
Competition has gone upwards and we just didn't go that way as well. Hope we can make it to the 24 team Euro. Otherwise we ll be a pot 4-5 lock up for maybe the rest of our long lives.