Gus Poyet exclusive: “It’s 20 years since Greece triumphed at Euro 2004 – there’s massive pressure to win the play-offs"

Greece manager Gus Poyet
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No, you didn’t dream it, Greece really did win Euro 2004. Yet since missing out on the past two editions, it would be unthinkable for the Ethniki not to be in Germany for the 20th anniversary of their finest football moment, according to gaffer Gus Poyet.

Two years ago, Poyet took charge of a team that hadn’t qualified for a tournament since the 2014 World Cup, swiftly steering them to top spot in their Nations League group and securing a play-off place for the Euros. Just as well, given the horror qualifying group they subsequently found themselves in.

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Chris Flanagan
Senior Staff Writer

Chris joined FourFourTwo in 2015 and has reported from more than 20 countries, in places as varied as Ivory Coast and the Arctic Circle. He's interviewed Pele, Zlatan and Santa Claus (it's a long story), as well as covering the World Cup, AFCON and the Clasico. He previously spent 10 years as a newspaper journalist, and completed the 92 in 2017.