Polish national coach wants to close Nations League four-part in beauty: "Heavy defeat in Belgium did not linger"


With four out of nine, Poland is in second place halfway through this group stage in the Nations League, three points behind leader the Netherlands.

Martijn GoethalsSource: BELGA

After last week’s heavy 6-1 defeat in the King Baudouin Stadium, the Poles reacted last weekend with a nice point in De Kuip to visit the Netherlands (2-2). Against Belgium they want to close this four-part series on a positive note. “Nothing has stuck with that heavy defeat in Brussels,” said Polish national team coach Czeslaw Michniewicz on Monday at the National Stadium in the capital Warsaw.

“After all, you don’t form a team by always winning matches, but by losing together and crying in the dressing room, like in Belgium. You can learn from that. Afterwards we got up again, with that 2-2 draw in the Netherlands.”

Before the arrival of the Belgians, the Polish national coach thinks he will make one or two changes. “But we are not going to let our cards look too much, because we need the surprise effect against the Belgians. After all, it is a feared team, with the pace they can develop. The fact that they are not at their strongest does not change that much. They have their system and it doesn’t really change depending on the players. Our plan for this game is ready, don’t expect more than one or two substitutions. Adam Buksa and Krystian Bielik are not ready to play. In addition, there are a few players who suffer from ailments.”

Star player Robert Lewandowski, who was given rest against the Netherlands, is expected in the base on Tuesday evening.

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