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Giannou earned two penalties and two assists in Australia’s 7-0 demolition of Tajikistan in a World Cup qualifier in Adelaide on Thursday night.
The Socceroos will advance to next stage of qualification as top hypervenom ii white of their group if they avoid defeat against Jordan in Sydney on Tuesday night.
The only thing missing for Giannou, a Greek-born central striker, was a goal – and he thought he got one.
Giannou tapped in after a Tom Rogic shot was adjudged to have marginally crossed the line in the second half – but the newcomer wasn’t convinced.
“No, it didn’t. I put it in but I think the ref gave it MagistaX black australia to Rogic,” he said.
“It doesn’t matter, as long as the team won.”
Giannou, 26, was born in Naousa in Greece but grew up in Australia. In 2006 he played for the Australia U-17 side but returned to Greece the next Ace Primeknit 16.1 white year to pursue a professional career.
Giannou debuted for the Greek national team in February this year – but as the fixture was a friendly, it didn’t bind him to the country.
Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou lured Giannou back into the Australian scene and, after his promising debut against Mercurial Superfly Academy Tajikistan, he has no regrets about his decision.
“I’m very happy to be here, I have been waiting for it for a long time,” Giannou said.
“I think I did okay for the first game. I had a bit of nerves before the match. I think as more time passes, I will be better and better.
“I’m very happy with the whole team, they are very friendly.
“Since day one I have felt very comfortable, they made me feel like I have been here for a while, which is very important.”
Postecoglou was heartened by Giannou’s debut, given he had only been part of the Socceroos set-up for the matter of days.
“We think MercurialX Street australia there is something there, if we continue to give him opportunities and he continues to grow into the role,” Postecoglou said.
“It’s his first camp, he literally got introduced to the guys 48 hours ago.
“We weren’t expecting anything major … I wanted him to play 90 minutes, I think it’s important he gets an understanding of the kind of team we are.