They face the Africans knowing that their chances are slim and to reach the knockout phase the 2004 European champions will need to find their scoring touch, but Santos still believes that his charges can show what they are made of.
He told reporters: "We have to show the qualities that got us here.
"The Ivory Coast is a strong team with good players. But we are strong too and we got here on merit. Talk of anything else is just a distraction."
Greece did reach the last 16 of Euro 2012 after a dramatic victory over Russia in the final group game.