Michael Ballack & Alexi Lalas
Germany VS. Greece Funny Preview
June 20 2012
Lalas: All right, Michael, your Germans are versus my Greeks. The fact is if your Germans do not beat my Greeks 4:0 or 5:0, it’s a complete failure, as far as I concern.
Ballack: Why should we score 4 goals? We have to win just 1:0 and that should be enough to come through.
Lalas: You have been telling me all through the tournament how great the Germans are, individually and collectively.
Ballack: They are and they will show this! I think, to be honest, everybody expects this - they beat them by a few goals. But this kind of quarter-final is something totally new and Greeks have nothing to lose. So it’s interesting to see how they will play without Karagounis, their most important player. So everything looks like that Germany can go through and I expect nothing less, but not by so many goals. Because Greeks have shown that they can defend and they are a difficult-to-beat team, it will not be easy.
Lalas: Any mercy you think from the Germans? I think the Greeks have gone through a lot during the last couple of years. They finally got to this point and who do they come up against? The Germans!
Ballack: What do you think? We destroy them now or mercy?
Lalas: Everyone thinks you should destroy the Greeks.
Ballack: I mean hopefully we will go through. I think by a comfortable 2:0 and I’ll be happy.
Lalas: We gonna watch it together?
Ballack: We will come and give our comments here! XDD
Lalas: What will happen if the Greeks win? You just leave? You get the car and leave?
Ballack: I don’t think about the Greeks will win. As a lot has happened in this tournament so far, hopefully it’s not for us -such disappointment.
Lalas: We are the Greeks. Anything could happen, right?
Ballack: I think so. That’s why we are careful. We have to pay attention before this game, and we will do it!
Lalas: That’s it.
Ballack: OK. See you.