By Johnny Edward:
Olympiacos forward, Brown Ideye, has urged his teammates to put behind them last weekend's loss away to Larissa and concentrate more on beating Cyprus side, Apoel Nicosia, in Thursday's Europa League game, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
The Greek league champions suffered a shock 1-0 loss away to Larissa, ending a ten straight winning streak in the league since March, and Ideye who who failed to score in the match, reminded his teammates of how important their next two fixtures are.
Ideye who is expected to lead the lines against Apoel Nicosia also played down talks of the team being in disarray.
The Greek Champions defeated Young Boys from Switzerland 1-0 in their opening fixture.
"As players we know how important these two games are for our team. Therefore, we must leave behind the bad performance in the defeat and concentrate on the next games," Ideye said during Olympiakos' Europa League pre-match conference.
"I do not believe that we have trouble building up to this game against Apoel. We have proven that we create chances,"
On his partnership with Oscar Cardoso, the former Dynamo Kiev and West Brom star says he'll build a formidable force with the former Benfica forward with time.
"I get along very well and he is a very good guy.It is very good that our cooperation is growing but it will take more hard work. I am very happy and willing to do whatever I ask my coach."
Ideye is currently the top scorer in the Greek league with four goals.