The beginning of Giorgos Giakoumakis at VVV-Venlo is spectacular. The Greek was already ten occasions correct and is shared second on the highest scorers record of the Eredivisie. It’s paying homage to his fellow countryman Nikos Machlas, who grew to become European high scorers on behalf of Vitesse with 34 objectives within the 1997/1998 season.
“It’s going properly, however do not examine me to Machlas. That’s ridiculous”, Giakoumakis continues realistically in dialog with Football International. As a toddler he cheered for Machlas. “We’re each from Crete, born in Heraklion. As a boy I cheered him on at OFI in his late days.”
Giakoumakis prefers to match himself to a different Greek who was lively within the Netherlands previously. “I most have a resemblance to Anastasiou”, he refers back to the striker who was lively for Roda JC, Ajax and Sparta Rotterdam, amongst others. “Samaras was extra static, Machlas extra agile and quicker, Charisteas was extra looking out for his likelihood. Anastasiou was at all times current within the sixteen, troublesome for opponents and had a sense for the appropriate place.”