The atmosphere at Olympiakos was very heavy, after the 4-2 defeat by PAOK in Karaiskakis for the 10th matchday of the Stoiximan Super League. Piraeus were coming off two good performances with victories over West Ham and OFI, but yesterday there was a result and an image that no one expected in the “red and white” camp.
Diego Martinez took responsibility for the heavy defeat in yesterday’s game, while everyone recognizes that the team has made strides and is functioning as a proper unit, but the Spanish manager is in an organization that does not “tolerate” such results and clearly in the next match will be judged more strictly, depending on the team’s image and results.
After the crash with PAOK, Olympiacos is forced to turn the switch and turn its attention to the away match against West Ham, for the 4th matchday of the Europa League group stage.
The point is to have a calm and clear mind the next day, a night that will hardly be forgotten, but Olympiakos has two difficult games to follow in England and Tripoli against Asteras, before the new interruption for the obligations of the national teams.
In view of the match at the Olympic Stadium in London, compared to the last away match in Europe, it is that the Piraeus will do their last training on English soil and not in Greece.
Martinez counts again on Ortega, who was “cut” due to the situation with foreigners in the Greek league, Doe in relation to the previous match with the “hammers” is available again, as he served his sentence, while he remains it remains to be seen if Freire, who has been on the pitch for some time after his injury, will be on the team.