Celtic striker Georgios Samaras savoured Greece's first win at the fifth attempt in two FIFA World Cup™ finals. Otto Rehhagel's side secured a 2-1 victory against 10-man Nigeria at the Free State Stadium to give them a glimmer of hope of reaching the next stage.
Samaras, who stepped off the bench to play his part in the victory, was delighted at the result. He said: "We have a very good team and I just try to do my best. We deserved to win because we worked really hard. They are an African team with a lot of strength with power and pace. We pushed ourselves to the limit.
"This is a good moment for us. I never feel pressure. I am positive about football, every single day, every single minute. We want to enjoy it but there is not time for celebration. We have a flight back to Durban in the morning and then training. We have only four days to prepare for the next game (against Argentina)."
The game was played at the home of Bloemfontein Celtic and Samaras felt the venue was a lucky omen for him after Greece lost their opening game to South Korea. "That was a good sign with the Celtic connection," he added.
"We have had some criticism but we do play attacking football. That is normal as we did not play well against South Korea. But we stayed positive and proved it today."