Greece coach Poyet: Liverpool fullback Tsimikas very important for us

Greece coach Gus Poyet says he’ll be counting on Liverpool fullback Kostas Tsimikas during their Euro 2024 campaign.

Poyet doesn’t mind Tsimikas playing second string at the Kop and insists that doesn’t affect his place in the Greek national team ahead of tough Euro 2024 qualifiers against France and the Netherlands.

He told The Sun: “I’m in constant contact with Tsimi, I visited Liverpool last month. I went to watch one of the games [and] I went to talk to Tsimikas personally.

“I was with Klopp, who is outstanding with Tsimikas, and explained the situation. So everything is clear.

“I think Tsimi knows his position at Liverpool, he knows he’s competing with a very good left-back and right now Robertson is on fire.

“So Tsimi as a top professional, he showed it the other day when he played 90 minutes without any problems, he’s always ready.

“When something happens or Robertson drops a little bit or he has another opportunity [then] he can do what he did the other day.

“He can provide an assist and be a player that the manager can count on and be part of an incredible team that is Liverpool.

“That’s personal – if he wants to leave or not. That is up to the player to decide.

“For me – for us, for Greece – having a player at Liverpool and being able to play at that level is massive. So we are always waiting for him to come and help us to win.”

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