Rehhagel's call ups: Dellas is back, Kotsolis and Mantzios are in!
This is Rehhagel's team for the crucial WC qualifiers games against Denmark and Georgia:
Seitaridis (Dynamo Moscow)
Kyrgiakos (Glascow Rangers)
Basinas (no club)
I honestly can't understand this man. I have no comment on Kotsolis because I haven't seen him play enough this season, but... Mantzios?!?!? He had what, TWO good games for PAO and he's called up in the national team? If he feels he needs to call up another striker (why we need 7 strikers in the team when we seldom use more than 2 is beyond me) why not Samaras who is easily better than Mantzios? From then on, the same stupitidies... Vydra, Basinas, Vryzas are there. Vydra has been with amazing consistency the worse player of PAO in every single game he has played. Basinas is not even training with a team at the moment, and Vryzas hasn't played a decent game for NT or club for over 1 year now and is obviously way, way past it. I have big objections about Gekas too considering his form, but he's never had a fair chance with the national team so it's ok...
Hopefully Dellas is ok and can shape up the defence. If he isn't, it's better if he doesn't play.
And something else: None of this Basinas nonsense. Kafes MUST start. He's by far the most in form Greek player at the moment. Even ahead of Katsouranis who is completely off-form!
That would be my team assuming Dellas is not going to play:
Giourkas - Katsouranis - Anatolakis/Kyrgiakos - Fyssas
Zagorakis - Kafes - Karagounis
Salpiggidis - Lyberopoulos - Giannakopoulos