National team of Greece: The ultimate goal that will “return” them to 2002

National team of Greece: The ultimate goal that will “return” them to 2002
National team of Greece: The ultimate goal that will “return” them to 2002

Promotion to League B and first place in their group in the Nations League are assured for the Greek national team. Who said, however, that he does not have something to expect from the matches against Cyprus and Northern Ireland?

The Greek national team is again thrown into the “battle” of the Nations League without any anxiety, but not without motivation.

The goal of 6/6 in wins, after the end of her obligations, remains more than “alive”. If he succeeds, he will equal the similar record that he holds since November 15, 2013. If he does it without conceding a goal, then he will “come back” to October 11, 2003!

In short, Gustavo Poget’s team has the opportunity in these two scoreless “indifferent” matches, against Cyprus (24/09, 21:45) and Northern Ireland (27/09, 21:45), to “write” history. And from what the Uruguayan coach showed, he is not in the mood to change the “recipe” of success so far.

Victory and only victory! The 4-3-3 formation is expected to remain, according to what Gustavo Poget showed in training.

Vlachodimos, Baldok, Mavropanos, Hatzidiakos, Tsimikas and Bakasetas are obviously the first choices, while Mandalos and Giakoumakis are not eligible to participate, as they completed cards. On the… border are Kourbelis, Siopis and Vlachodimos.

Big and many experiments are not expected, but no one can rule out “surprises”. Some of them, after all, appeared before the… center!

Surprises before the “center”!

Few would have expected the presence of Alexandros Paschalakis in Gustavo Poget’s calls. The experienced Greek goalkeeper last competed in the final of the Greek Cup against Panathinaikos (21/05) and since then he remains without a team and consequently, a competitive pace. No one can overlook the fact, however, that since June 3, 2021, he has been consistently on the calls of the Greek national team. Even if he has not recorded participation, based on this reasoning, the decision is rationalized, if not justified.

On the other hand, the name of Constantinos Koulierakis stands out. The 18-year-old central defender of PAOK was called up, due to the injury of Giorgos Tzavellas, and thus, it does not seem improbable that he will receive the “baptism of fire”, before he has time to record his first appearance with the National Team of Hope!

For history, if he does it against Cyprus (24/09, 21:45) he will become the 2nd youngest Greek to compete with the national emblem and wear the PAOK jersey.

In any case, the fact that he was at the top of Gustavo Poget’s list of alternatives proves that he owns not only the future, but also the present.

The article is in Greek

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