Hartlepool United goalkeeper Dimi Konstantopoulos has spoken to the Greek media about the upcoming Europa League tie between Olympiacos and Wolverhampton Wanderers.
After surprisingly winning at the Emirates in the last round of the competition, the Greek giants will now face Nuno Espirito Santo’s side for a place in the quarterfinals.
The Greek goalkeeper doesn’t think the atmosphere at Molineux will scare the Errythrolefki, but he added that it will be more difficult than Arsenal, as the Wolves fans are more passionate: “Wolves are a tough team to play against, they are very organised and they have very talented players. Their coach is also doing a wonderful job. They are quality going forward.
“I don’t think the atmosphere at Molineux will scare the Olympiacos players. Of course, it will be a different experience compared to Arsenal. Arsenal have a very big stadium, but we saw it wasn’t full during the game. Their fans are not so passionate.
“I think Wolves will sell out the tickets. It will be a new challenge for Olympiacos,” he said to Greek radio Sport FM, as covered by Sdna.
Wolves have a great chance of progressing in the Europa League after beating Espanyol in the last round of the tournament. The Premier League club demolished the Spanish side in the first leg at Molineux and subsequently the return leg in Barcelona was a formality.
Olympiacos also impressed during their second leg clash with Arsenal, scoring a winner in extra time to send them through.