Stale Solbakken has tried it so many times before: To say goodbye to the faithful and loyal players.
But the parting with Pieros Sotiriou was now still a little special. It was very følelsespræget, and so it was not just the plan, to cyprioten should be sold short before the two vital matches against Celtic.
- the Timing could well be better. I acknowledge that. We would have wanted, the shift had happened a few weeks later.
Captain Carlos Zeca with his arm around Pieros Sotiriou by parting with the FCK on Tuesday morning. Photo: Lars Poulsen.
- In the short term, we put in a precarious situation, because Dame N’Doye has quarantine on Sunday against Silkeborg.
- Sarah Kaufmann is almost just come with us, and Jonas Wind is the first left after the landsholdspausen in the beginning of april. But it is our expectation that both Michael Santos and Sarah Kaufmann will be better for us in the coming time, says Stale Solbakken.
It has long been in the cards, to Pieros Sotiriou was far from FCK.
It was really a matter of time before cyprioten was sold. There were offers for him in the summer window, but they were not at all attractive enough for FCK.
- We've got a good deal. It is not a super-deal, but I would describe it as an acceptable offer. Therefore, we sell him now, explains Stale Solbakken and states:
- of Course, it is unfortunate that it is happening before our matches against Celtic. But I am now of the conviction that we with Dame N’Doye, Michael Santos and Sarah Kaufmann will be able to overcome it, says I am cheftræneren.
Pieros Sotiriou came in the summer of 2017 and reached 110 matches for FCK. He scored 37 goals for the club.
FC Copenhagen have not yet published sales. This is expected to happen Wednesday or Thursday.
Pieros Sotiriou took from FC Copenhagen training facility at the airport to travel to Kazakhstan.
Jonas Wind, participated on Tuesday in a part of the training, but he is more than one month from the sign up ready. He was, however, not in the game on the field, but pulled over at a nearby course to selvtræne.
- We reckon not with Jonas before after landsholdspausen, says Stale Solbakken.
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