Reports are that Greece starting XI will be
Torosidis - Katsou - Kyriakos - Holebas
Maniatis - Makos - Karagounis
Salpi - Gekas/Samaras - Fortounis
The midfield would be way better if Ninis was there centrally but hey, I guess Santos is too conservative to even try that
Fortounis was very active in the last game and offered alot of creativity, one assist to the penalty and one assist to the offside goal by Salpi in the last game. Gekas vs Samaras, one can score, other can hold the ball but can't score for shit...
I am concerned with our backline, with A.Pap and Sokratis out. I`ve seen Katsouranis fill in in this role many times before, but IMO he is not the greatest.
I do not like the midfield at all. I see no real creativity there. I hope this is not the lineup which Santos goes with. I cannot see out midfield creating enough pressure like this. There`s really no excuse at this point in not playing Fetfatzidis and or Ninis alongside Karagounis (who will always start :thmbdown: ), which might not have been the case had Kara scored the penalty since there would have been less pressure in this match to get all 3pts. The positives I see are Fortounis who really impressed me in his short stint against Poland and Salpiggidis who is hot.
I won`t even comment on Chalkias.
If it we me, I would go like this:
»This is wayyyy too offensive though, but IMO the best lineup we can field for the Czechs.