Norwich City's Greek international Dimi Giannoulis is up for the fight to nail down a starting spot for club and country.

Giannoulis is looking for a winning Euro2024 qualifying finale against heavyweights France on Tuesday, before striving to reclaim his first choice spot in the Canaries’ Championship XI.

The 28-year-old left-back had seen off the early-season challenge from Sam McCallum at Carrow Road, but Przemyslaw Placheta was preferred for the trip to Cardiff ahead of this international break.

Giannoulis and Jack Stacey were introduced at the interval in Wales, and the left back’s adventurous burst and slip pass for Jon Rowe set up Adam Idah’s late winner.

The attacking defender is also locked in a battle with Liverpool’s Kostas Tsimikas to add to his 25 caps for his country.

“It helps me a lot to keep getting better,” said Giannoulis. “When we talk about the national team and not about a club, things are completely different. It is different to fight for your place in the club and different for your national team. I come here to give my best and play whenever I get the chance.

“For sure the coach has also helped, but when there are rivalries within a team, I don't think anyone can fix that. Mainly it is due to the guys who have gathered here, and they are really all excellent. There are no tensions, which is common either in a national team or in a club. The relationship we have built helps us a lot, which I think shows on the field as well.

“I care about the team winning. First let the national team win and then everything else. We are a very good atmosphere, a family that is not affected by internal competition.

“The truth is that recently we have many quality left backs. In previous years we had almost none, while now we are full. I think it just happens like that. In other periods the national team may not have a winger or some other position. Inevitably some are left out. But all of them are excellent players and that's why they play at such a high level.”

Giannoulis fancies an upset against the French in Athens, after a narrow 1-0 defeat in the corresponding Group B fixture, when the Greeks played the final quarter with 10 men.

The French and the Netherlands have already qualified from the pool for next summer’s finals.

“We played a very good game in France. We may not have gotten anything, but it gave us a lot of confidence going forward,” said Giannoulis, speaking to BN Sports. “We had some good results, after all a performance against France gives you a boost.

"Now we will face them at home, there may not be anything at stake, but it is a big game and we all want to respond as well as in Paris, but this time with a positive result.

“Yes, nothing is at stake, but when you face such good teams, you have an extra motivation, personal first, that gives you a boost. Of course, as a national team, we certainly would not want to lose any game and we intend to give it our all.

"Without the stress that we must definitely get something from the game I think we will perform much better.”