OPINION

Following Rehhagel’s disciplined example

Like other Greeks worldwide, I was immensely proud and happy that Greece won (the European Soccer Championship). Arriving at work the next day, I was congratulated by other multicultural Australians telling me that Greece’s win is good for world soccer. I suddenly thought now is the time to build new stadiums, end the hooliganism and clean the game up of local corruption and match fixing. Rehhagel has taught us that the good old German work ethic and psychological belief in one’s abilities can win you the respect worldwide which Anglo-Saxon countries currently enjoy. No disrespect to Greek coaches but they lack professionalism, are highly overpaid and have produced very little in European club competitions. Bring on the German coaches and make our game one of the strongest leagues in Europe.  GEORGE SALAMOURAS – Melbourne