Germany fear our nothing-to-lose attitude: Papadopoulos

Jun 22, 2012, 09:44 IST | AFP

Greek defender Kyriakos Papadopoulos, who knows all about the German team as he plies his trade with Schalke 04 in the Bundesliga, said there may be a little fear in Loew's relatively inexperienced side, the youngest at Euro 2012.

“I believe that (Germany) won’t take us lightly,” said the 20-year-old.


“Maybe in a corner of their minds, they are a little bit scared, because we have nothing to lose now.” With talismanic skipper Giorgos Karagounis suspended, Greece coach Fernando Santos must do without a player, who Loew has described as the “engine” of the Greek team, after Karagounis' first-half goal sealed the win over Russia.

Denmark caused Germany a few problems before losing 2-1 on Sunday and Loew has said he wants to see his team plug holes in their midfield and create more chances up front. The Greece team are set to wear black armbands in memory of Alketas “Alkis” Panagoulias, who led them to the World Cup finals in 1994 and coached the USA from 1983-85, who died on Monday aged 78. His funeral takes place today. 

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