Scocco Could Be Going To Olympiakos
Greek outfit Olympiakos are interested in signing Sunderland striker Nacho Scocco in the summer. The former Internacional striker has struggled to fit into the Premier league, as he played very little football towards the end of last season after coming to the club in only January. However, manager Gus Poyet is determined to give him a chance in the team. His presence in the first team could very well depend upon the form he shows in pre-season. He will have a tough job on his hands in order to overcome players like Connor Wickham, who proved towards the end of last season that he can score the goals.
Apart from that, goalscoring does appear to be a major problem for Sunderland going into the new season. Poyet, though, reckons that Scocco will be able to benefit from his six months in England and he expects the striker to start performing from the new season. He has likened the last six months as a crash course to the Premier league for the striker. Sunderland barely managed to survive in the division after managing a run of a couple of victories in the last few matches. They were bottom of the table on Christmas, but they became the first team apart from West Brom to survive after being in this position.
“We are all different, and how we adapt is different. And it depends on the situation they come into. For instance, take a player who finds it hardest to adapt in England – I don’t know, maybe you sign someone from Dubai where they are playing in 40C heat and then you bring them to the North East in winter. If you put them into a team that is playing well, it takes them two seconds to adapt,” Poyet said about the striker.