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Marinakis fines Olympiakos players

Olympiakos president Evangelos Marinakis on Monday fined the team 500,000 euros for disappointing performances and called on them to make a «sacrifice» to win trophies or leave.

“Olympiakos is the largest Greek club and for each of you it is an honor to play for this team. You will have to respect and honor Olympiakos,» Marinakis told the players.

“Anyone who has a problem or does not like it here, must have the guts to get up and leave, and that applies to everyone.”

He added: «As long as you are playing for Olympiakos, you will give everything and sacrifice for this jersey. You will win the league championship and the Greek Cup. Nothing else goes through my mind. Put it well in your minds and do it accordingly.”

Marinakis said the fines were imposed because of the recent 2-0 Europa League loss to Dnipro of Ukraine and a 1-1 Greek Cup draw with second-division AEK Athens.

Olympiakos has been eliminated from the Champions League and Europa League. But it is six points ahead in the domestic Super League with nine matches remaining.

[AFP]