Greek media hail Euro show

Jun 24, 2012, 09:25 IST | AFP

Greek newspapers on Saturday put a silver lining on the national team's 4-2 defeat by Germany, stressing that their underdogs had punched above their weight by making the quarter-finals.

 “We are proud of you, you gave us another lovely journey and fought like lions,” said Sports Day.

Two sad: A couple of Greek fans are stunned after their team’s 2-4 defeat to Germany in the Euro quarter-finals in Gdansk on Friday.  

“Heads up high, the beast could not be tamed,” said Live Sport, with Fos daily said Germany were “a class apart.” “I hope we gave Greeks satisfaction about leaving with our heads held high,” star player Salpingidis told Greek state television. “The miracle didn’t happen,” said Derby News, while Metro Sport, said: “Brazil, here we come,” referring to the next World Cup to be held in Brazil in 2014.

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