Antipas: “A very big moment for Olympiakos, incredible calm for his age by Tzolakis”


In the moments he lived in Turkeywith his great qualification Olympiakou in the semi-finals of the Conference League, reported o Herakles Antipas to News Bulletin 247.

There were moments during the race when I couldn’t hear anything. I didn’t understand that Tsorbatzoglu was in the air, I didn’t know if I was in the air. You couldn’t hear…“, the team reporter initially reported.

When Olympiacos conceded the goal in the 11th minute, I was telling myself to hold on until the 20th minute because as time went on, they deflated. From 37′ onwards there was no more dangerous chance from Fener. In the first half of extra time, Olympiakos’ best minutes of the match were played. Olympiacos in the first part of the match is not good, even though its players are fighting.

He couldn’t hold the ball and they tried with deep balls to find them in front. The choice of Ibora turned out to be a good one, since with his experience he gave him many assists and freed Ciquinho, so it appeared that Fener isn’t well at the back. When he was trying to make the Fener game, there was incredible pressure from the Turks. You can’t understand it unless you experience it“, he added.

Then Herakles Antipas underlined: “Doe was excellent, even though he was sent off, having played for a long time and had many duels with Dzeko. And Ortega was good, after throwing a lot of runs. And Richards was very good. And Fortounis stepped up a lot in the second half. It made a terrible impression on me that only Olympiakos players got cards. Karmo is another level».

And he concluded, saying: “Tzolakis is not the one who took the penalties, but throughout the match he had incredible calmness for his age. We are talking about a calm that I have not encountered before. Credit and honor to their great coach, when I saw in the 87th minute he took off Fred and their scorer, I wondered what he was doing. I found their changes strange. The atmosphere, you understand, was amazing. Rodney could not walk on the plane. I don’t know how we managed to arrive later, but the control at the airport played a role… It’s a very big moment for Olympiakos».

Source: Sport Fm

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