Sokratis says that last night’s 1-0 win over Napoli was made easier by Alexandre Lacazette’s 36th minute goal which left the Italians needing to score four goals in normal time to qualify.
The free-kick, painstakingly recreated below by our state-of-the-art graphics team, gave the Gunners victory on the night, and afterwards the Greek international was effusive in his reaction to it.
“It was the perfect night for us, we played really well and after the first goal it was easier for us,” he said with the face of a man who has just run over his own dog.
As for the semi-final against Valencia, he holds no fear and is out to help the club win a trophy this season.
“Valencia are a very good team, they play very good and are in a good moment but we also play very good, we have a big team,” he said with the countenance of someone who has just been told they have inoperable bum-grapes.
“With respect, we go there to win. It is a big chance for Petr Cech to win it in his last game and we have to give more than 100 per cent.”
If there’s ever anyone you’d back to give more than it’s possible to give, it’s Sokratis.