John van ‘t Schip: Greek football has an identity problem, “Big 5″ teams don’t use Greek players

John van 't Schip

John van ‘t Schip, the manager of the Greek National Football Team, is furious with the fact that the big Greek teams do not use Greek footballers, correctly highlighting that Greek football has an identity problem.

Specifically, the coach of National Greece referred to Panathinaikos, PAOK, AEK, Olympiacos and Aris, which together had a total of seven Greek players in their starting lineup in the first round of the Greek Super League.

John van 't Schip

John van ‘t Schip also wrote on Twitter:

“Greek football clearly has an identity problem! The “big” 5 teams Panathinaikos, PAOK, AEK, Olympiacos and ARIS put in there starting line ups of the first round in the Greek superleague all together only 7!!! Greek players… an average of 1.4 player a team.”

BY Alexandros Marchetos, a sports journalist usually writing in Greek.

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