February 14, 2017
DONIS OPENS HIS GOAL TALLY
He entered the scene with strength and enthusiasm, allowing the Gym to find the drive needed to get back into the game. On Sunday, during an appearance of around an hour at Roazhon Park, Tassos Donis opened his goal tally and put the Aiglons back onto the right track. All whilst only focussing on the good of the team.
His entrance, however, coincided with a difficult blow: the injury to Alassane Plea, the squad's top scorer. A difficult first-half, which was broken up by Rennes and their will to force the ball when going forward. As he left the bench to take to the field in Brittany, the young Greek youth international faced an uphill battle. He took it upon himself to drive the team forward. In 51 minutes, Donis offered depth and answers. He had 19 touches, successfully completed 82% of his passes, was fouled twice and had two shots. One of which hit the back of the net. After a good interception and smart work with Valentin Eysseric, he quickly left the opposition defence behind him and scored a truly striker's goal (59').
Five minutes later, he beat Chantôme and crossed for Wylan Cyprien, whose shot missed the target. The gap had been reduced and then, the Aiglons finally equalised ten minutes from time thanks to Valentin Eysseric.
REWARD AND PROMISE
Having hit the woodwork against Schalke, the striker finally got to taste the joy of scoring for Nice. He, who in 157 minutes of L1 had already got his first assist against Montpellier.
"I am very happy to have scored my first goal for Nice. But, most of all, I feel good because I was able to help the team", said the Greek after the match, with his head screwed tightly to his shoulders.
At home in the first team, he only lacked composure on one occasion towards the end of the game, when he chose to shoot rather than set-up one of his teammates alongside him.
This proves that at 20 years old, the player on-loan from Juve promises much and retains a huge potential to progress.