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Santos Demand Pressing Game Despite The Triumph Over Bolivia

Santos Demand Pressing Game Despite The Triumph Over Bolivia

A well-deserved win against Bolivia ended Greece’s winless streak in its series of pre-World Cup preparations. However, its head honcho, Fernando Santos insisted that he wants to see the squad’s “pressing game.”

 

In its last friendly before the World Cup, Greece has finally put a stop to its lackluster performances. The squad won over Bolivia during their friendly match, which witnessed Greece scored two (2) goals while limiting their opponent with a single goal. Panagiotis Kone and Konstantinos Katsouranis where the heroes of the said match. Bolivia was able to respond though. A late shot by Rudy Cardozo ensured that the encounter does not end in a clean sheet.

 

Santos described the said victory as a showcase of the squad’s progress. However, he also stressed that the club still lacks the usual “pressing approach” that they observe. The 59-year-old tactician explained that they hardly “steal” the ball from their opponent to regain possession.

 

Prior to the friendly against Bolivia, the best outcome that the Greek camp has managed to secure was a scoreless stalemate against Portugal and Nigeria. Somehow, the said results have raised doubts over the club’s ability to top its group and advance to the latter stage of the competition. Yet, with the said win, the squad’s hopes were renewed.

 

But while it is true that Greece managed to pull off an impressive victory, another issue cropped out within its camp and that is Santos’ impending exit. Santos previously announced that he would not renew his contract with the squad.

 

Fortunately, Greece’s football federation explained that Santos exit shall take place after the said tournament. Likewise, the announcement of his successor shall be announced right after they are through with their world cup matches.

 

Image Source: Greek Reporter

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