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“Never”, “new Pieros” and finally Nikolas Koutsakos, the man of hat-tricks

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Starring Nikolas Koutsakos, APOEL won the cup in the youth under 19 years. The 18-year-old (14/11/2003) scored all three goals of his team in the 3-1 victory and proved once again that he likes hat tricks, as this is not the first time he manages to do so. >

In the 2018-19 season, he had scored 54 goals with K16, in 34 appearances, having scored a hat-trick in ten games. The following season, before the interruption of the championships due to coronavirus, he had scored 36 goals in 20 appearances with K17, while he also had three appearances with K19.

In the summer of 2020, he participated in the preparation of APOEL with coach Marinos Ouzounidis, who also gave him the time to participate in friendly games. In one of them, against Hermes, he left excellent impressions on the opposing assistant coach, Savvas Magkafas. The latter in his statements on a show of POLITIS 107.6 after the match mentioned about the player: “I put my hand in the fire that it is a talent with a huge perspective. It is the surprise of this year's preparation at APOEL. He is the player he was looking for and that is why Mr. Ouzounidis uses him. I think it will be a bit unfair if he does not take time to participate in this year's races “, he stated and added:” He is energetic, he runs a lot and opens spaces. He also chases all the balls and is in the phases. I dare say he is the new Pieros of APOEL “.

In the 2019-20 season, he recorded five appearances with U19, scoring three goals, while he made his debut in official matches with the men's team. In total he played in ten games, scoring the first goals. He had scored three goals in the 6-1 victory over Karmiotissa. It is noted that the previous Cypriot who had scored three goals with the APOEL jersey was Pieros Sotiriou, a striker that Koutsakos admires.

In a recent interview in the official magazine of APOEL, when asked about the forwards he is watching, Lewandowski answered and then added: “Among the Cypriots, I like the characteristics of Pieros. Both in the way he attacks and in the way he participates in the team game. He worked hard to achieve it and it is a guide to what you have to do to succeed “. Smaller (when competing in k15) in statements he made on a website & # 8211; after a hat trick against Paphos & # 8211; had stated that he would like to look like Pote, obviously influenced by the presence of the footballer in the blue and yellows at that time.

This year Koutsakos had two short participations with the first team (s.s. in the premiere with Paphos and in the match with PAEEK), while with 12 goals – in 14 games – he was the top scorer of U19. He scored seven of these goals in a match against Hermes, which APOEL won 7-0.

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Source: gipedo.politis.com.cy

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