Sokratis Hoping To Recreate Hummels Partnership With David Luiz
Arsenal defender Sokratis says he hopes he can recreate the success he had alongside Matts Hummels at Borussia Dortmund with David Luiz.
Luiz joined Arsenal on deadline day and made his debut alongside central defensive partner Sokratis in Saturday’s 2-1 win over Burnley at Emirates Stadium.
The Greek defender says he has a good feeling about the potential for a solid defensive partnership like the one he enjoyed in Germany.
“I have known him for a lot of years,” he told Arsenal.com on Sunday. “He also speaks some Greek and is a very good guy. I am happy also that we took a player like him with experience.
“When I was in Dortmund I played with Hummels, who has the same style as David. It was also a very good partnership and it is very good [now with David Luiz].
“It was his first game, it is important that we won and we can go from here. When [David] came we spoke a lot that we will have moments when we struggle, but we have to struggle all together.
“Of course he is a player that has experience because he played for big teams. We need character and players like him.”