The lesser-seen on Merseyside left-back played 80 minutes for Greece as they earned a 1-1 draw in the opening 2022 World Cup qualifier but had to come off 10 minutes before the final whistle.
The 24-year-old coped well against strong Spanish hosts, who were bolstered on 72 minutes when Thiago came on, earning a Sofascore rating of 7.2.
Greek journalist Giannis Chorianopoulos suggested on Twitter that Tsimikas was simply too tired to continue, no surprise given his lack of match action this season.
That didn’t stop these Reds, perhaps scarred from injuries this term, reacting on social media…
He was so unlucky with that
— dijk?? (@mosaeed_LFC) March 25, 2021
— Michael SNM 1 (@SNM1Michael) March 25, 2021
Only looked like cramp tbf
— Nathan?? (@QuinnerLFC) March 25, 2021
Man Robbo never gets a rest and we might give him rest and let Tsimikas plays nw he is injured
We are Cursed
— Nada Elmasry (@nadanaguib24) March 25, 2021
Im a Greek and I watched the game. If you look in Tsimikas pocket you ll find Ferran Torres. He is okay
— Di Manio (@Campione19x6) March 26, 2021
Probably cramp because he’s actually played football. https://t.co/G1oBBejm36
— Callum (@CxI____) March 25, 2021