Want to lift gloom in Greece with win: Karagounis
Poland were yesterday preparing to kick off Euro 2012 on home soil, with opponents Greece seeking a morale-boosting win to lift a beleaguered nation hit by political turmoil and crippling financial woes
Franciszek Smuda’s Poles are seeking to emulate the golden generation of the 1970s and 1980s while Greece want to prove that their 2004 victory was no fluke — and give their cash-strapped compatriots something to smile about.
Captain Giorgios Karagounis, of Panathinaikos, said: “We want to give joy to the Greeks. We will do our best, without stress and pressure, and hopefully bring back beautiful memories.”