thrylos Posted October 21, 2008 Share Posted October 21, 2008 Just thought I would share an outsiders point of view on the Greek National Soccer Team. I friend of mine who played professionally in Sweden and on the Iranian National Soccer Team watches a lot of Greek football (due to his friends being Greek) and know more about Greek teams than many Greeks do, told me today some of his thoughts on Greek football. Here is a quick summary as a mini dissertation is not needed. *The corruption at the top is too strong. *Coaches are getting fired for not playing players that the owners want to play. *Not promoting within. Trying to get a quick fix from different nations. Which lead to his comment on the National Team. He saw the game and he cannot believe that a good coach like OTO is making these moves. To have Basinas, Karagounis and Katsouranis on the field at the same time is suicide. Keep on of those guys and promote a couple of young guys. He uses Beckham as an example. Beckham is still a way better player than any of those 3 mentioned, yet he plays less on the national team than those 3 Greeks. He said Basinas and Karagounis are 35 minute players at the National level. He also said the the Greeks play scared. Only after the get scored on and fall behind in the game do they try to play offensive soccer. When they play offensive soccer they look good in his opinion. Just some of the thoughts a 44 year old ex-national Iranian player has on Greek football and the National team. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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