-- Tsipras Looks to Euro 2004 Squad to Improve Greek Football --
Greek Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras, is determined to work with the Greek players from Euro 2004 in hopes of improving the situation and solving the many problems surrounding Greek Football. Tsipras attended Greece’s game on Sunday against Bosnia and personally congratulated the players for their result after the match.
Alexis Tsipras attended Greece’s important qualifier against Bosnia on Sunday. The Prime Minister met with the players of Euro 2004 during the halftime break to begin talks about improving the situation surrounding Greek Football. Tsipras met with Takis Fyssas, Antonis Nikopolidis, Nikos Dabizas, Giorgos Karagounis, Vasilis Tsiartas, and Angelos Basinas. The two sides discussed the MANY issues in Greek Football and have decided to meet very soon to bounce off ideas, and implement measures, which will improve the current situation. Tsipras feels that the “golden generation” of Greek Football can lead the sport in Greece in the right direction.
Alexis Tsipras also met with the National Team’s players in the locker-room after the match against Bosnia to congratulate them on the result. According to sportfm.gr, the players and Prime Minister exchanged humorous dialogue with Torosidis telling the Prime Minister “Now that Obama is coming to visit, tell him hello and ask him to help us reduce the Greek debt.” Tsipras cleverly responded “Don't you worry, we will also score a goal in the 93rd minute.” Additionally, Tsipras told Greek coach, Michael Skibbe, that he is his best German friend and the German coach responded “In Germany, the people like you more than you could imagine.”
UPDATE: According to gazzetta.gr, the players from Euro 2004 will meet with the Deputy Minister of Athletics, Giorgos Vasileiadis, on Wednesday at 7:00 PM local Greek time.