Greece vs S.Korea «a 50-50 game»



Greece defensive midfielder Alexandros Tziolis stated on Thursday that the national team’s opener in Group B of the World Cup in South Africa on Saturday against South Korea is a 50-50 game, stressing the significane set pieces will have for Greece.
“This is a 50-50 game, as no team has the advantage as such at the moment. It’s the opening game for both sides and the South Koreans have the same goals as us: to win,” said the player who belongs to Panathinaikos and spent the last six months on loan to Siena.
“Obviously our advantages are our height, free-kicks and corners,” he explained. “We must take advantage of that,” he said, adding: “South Korea are very fast, they press a lot and are a good tactical side.”
Vangelis Moras will definitely miss the opening game after failing to recover from an ankle injury sustained in training. On Thursday he once again followed a personal sequence that will help him recover.
Speaking in Thursday’s press conference he noted: “It would have been a risk for me to feature in such a crucial game. We have decided in stead to try for the second group game, against Nigeria,” scheduled for June 17 in Bloemfontein.
Asked about the South Korea match he said: “The two teams have a different style and a different mentality. We have to play the way we know. We’ll have to be careful from the first minute and try to remain focused and take advantage of any opportunity.
“The South Korean team is a fast one, their players are rapid, and should you lose the ball in open space, they can make you pay the price,” said Moras who belongs to Bologna.
(source: sport in greece)