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Sokratis Papastathopoulos: "World Cup is a dream for every football player"

07 June 2010 / 08:06:45  GRReporter
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Dozens of fans of Sokratis Papastathopoulos attended the yesterday's party, organized by the sponsor of the national team of Greece Adidas in The Mall Athens. They wished the player good luck, took pictures with him and got autographs a few hours before the players’ flight to South Africa. Genoa defender was visibly excited. He commented his participation in the World Cup as "the dream of his life". He wished the team and himself to show their best in the difficult, but so beautiful World Cup championship.

Here's what the 22-year-old defender of the Italian team and former AEK player told

For the feeling he is leaving with:

Above all with a sense of joy and feeling that I am fully committed to the objective that we have set for ourselves.

For the main goal that the team of Greece has set:

To go into the next stage, combining this with a very good play.  

Does he think he will be one of the main players during the tournament:  

At this point it doesn’t matter if I am one of the main players or not. The only thing that is important now is the national team to perform well and to achieve its goal.

The team he is afraid of most is:

The favorite is Argentina. Whichever team we play during the tournament, however, it will be very good.

About how important is for a young player like him to participate in such a big event:

Certainly to find yourself there is a dream. I am very young and the fact that I have the chance to go to the World Cup makes me very happy.

Did his teammate Hernan Crespo advise him for the World Cup:

Sure. This is a player with a serious experience. As Milito. They have played in many big clubs. Especially Crespo. He said the World Cup is a dream. This is something that every player should live.

So, what is your wish for your birthday, which is after a few days (09.06.):

I wish what I’ve said. The team to go to the next stage.

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