Solbakken reveals skæbnesamtale: 'I said to him, that, now, the bell struck'

It was not good in the beginning. And Stale Solbakken was also not hesitate to criticize Sotirios Papagiannopoulos, if the first time in løvetrøjen was diffic

Solbakken reveals skæbnesamtale: 'I said to him, that, now, the bell struck'

It was not good in the beginning.

And Stale Solbakken was also not hesitate to criticize Sotirios Papagiannopoulos, if the first time in løvetrøjen was difficult.

"We have had some conversations, for it often happens that the defenders who have played in a completely different culture, should use the time to get into," said Stale Solbakken after the game against south Jutland. A showdown, the lions won with 3-0.

Here featured he just Papagiannopoulos, who came to FCK a year ago. He would replace Erik Berg – who was then known as the Johansson – who wanted to move home to Sweden to get closer to the family.

The first season was, however, not to much playing time for the Papagiannopoulos, and the matches he played, was not always flashy. He got a lot of criticism, and since this season started, he got the chance. But in the first place, it led only panderynker.

"So he played hell in the first match against OB," said Stale Solbakken, who lifted the veil of a conversation, he took the 29-year-old defender.

Here was the seriousness scratched up for the swede, there was a challenge. And also a kind of ultimatum, if you will.

"I said to him, that, now, the bell struck. It is now or never. Either you do it here, or also play in Östersund, or any other place," said the Norwegian with a small smile.

so far he has not, however, sent Sotirios Papagiannopoulos, who on Sunday night was named the heat player of the hjemmeholdets fans, to go somewhere else.

He has kept him in Copenhagen, and the Norwegian sees a player who works hard and tries to solve the task, he has had a hard time. And he does right now very well, believe Solbakken.

"There, I must just say, he has taken it to himself. He has speed in his legs, he is strong, good on the track. He has taken it completely awesome," echoed the words of praise from FCK-coach.

Sotirios Papagiannopoulos has this season played 12 superligakampe, of which 11 have been from the start. In addition, he has played in eight of the FC Copenhagen european matches.

Updated Date: 22 November 2019, 21:15

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