According to Entrea information on Sunday, Paulo Sousa was scheduled to travel to France. On Wednesday, the coach wanted to travel to Nice, where the OGC Nice – Olympique de Marseille match would be held. The Portuguese and his assistant Victor Manuel Sanchez had planned to watch the return of Arcadius Milik after a knee injury, who will be on the squad list designated for training camp in November. However, it turned out that the Portuguese had to change his plans.
All because… Nice fans. The Ligue1 match scheduled for Wednesday was partially played in August, but after a major brawl involving players from both teams, as well as supporters of the hosts, it was interrupted. Now it will be repeated, but the league’s decision will not allow fans to sit in the stands of Allianz Rivera. So Nice informed the Polish Federation on Monday that tickets cannot be delivered at the moment. Even for the manager.
This does not mean, however, that Milik will not be seen. Souza’s assistants and the coach himself were already closely following Olympique’s match against Paris Saint-Germain on Sunday, in which Marseille drew 0-0. Milik came from coach Jorge Sampaoli’s starting lineup and played well for 78 minutes. The national team will also watch the match against Nice. In addition, the staff physical preparation coach is in constant contact with Melek.
On October 16, Interia announced that Milik might be called up for the November rally for the national team. The 27-year-old has returned from a knee injury and is increasingly appearing on the pitch in his club’s colors. The striker returned to training only on September 14, but two weeks later he appeared for 29 minutes in the European group match against Galatasaray Istanbul. Four days later, he played half the match against Lille. Later, he participated in three more matches: 90 minutes in the league against Lorient (scored a goal), 73 minutes against Lazio Roma in Egyptian pounds and on Sunday – against Paris Saint-Germain.
The appointments to the crew were initially scheduled to be announced on Monday, but at the coach’s request, the deadline was pushed back by a few days. We’ll likely know the players’ names on Thursday or Friday, October 28 or 29.
Sebastian Staszewski, Entrea
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