The match against Latvia is the second meeting for the Poles in November. On Friday, they tied with the Czech Republic (1-1), missing the opportunity to qualify for the tournament from the group. They will compete for one of the three qualifying tickets for the European Championship in the qualifiers in March. They will meet the first one this Monday. Thursday’s draw is scheduled for 12:00They will determine whether to host a potential second final meeting.
The coach revealed the list to face Latvia
– This match is supposed to be offensive. We want to improve pressing, ball retention and bring in new players. I want us to have fluid transitions into attacks, from defense to midfielders. This team doesn’t score a lot of goals. If this changed, the optics would be completely different. “We will take this match seriously, because it is also preparation for the playoffs,” Probers said.
– There are a group of players on the bench who will definitely participate. But we will not make any revolution either. We want the players to play well in individual positions. That’s why we’ll give Mateus Viteska a chance. We want to help him. He is with us, and he is training hard. He hasn’t played much for the club recently. We’ll see what stage he is at. He admitted that this performance in the national team might help him later in the league team.
He also revealed what the entire starting lineup will look like. Goalkeepers Lukasz Skorupski and Marcin Boca will each play one half. The field will include: Przemyslaw Frankowski, Jan Bednarek, Jakub Kjöwer, Vytiska, Nikola Zalewski, Sebastian Szymanski, Damian Szymanski, Jakub Piotrowski, Robert Lewandowski and Adam Buksa.
He sees the improvement
Touchstone was asked about the team’s recent progress. He drew attention to several elements.
-We improved our pressing aspects and played at a high level. More players are pressing, we have more tackles in the opponent’s half. We can move the ball from the side sectors and put it into the penalty area. There is a lack of effectiveness. As for stability in defense – it is difficult for the national team to stabilize because there are matches every two or three months. Jannik Bednarek played on Friday because he had not lost a match in the matches leading up to the match against the Czech Republic. The same applies to Kiyur and Buchnevich, he said.
– I know that this is a difficult stage. You have to survive it. “We are changing generations, so I ask for a little patience, because I think our team is moving in the right direction and taking a big step towards improving things,” the 51-year-old said.
We need Lewandowski’s help
The coach is counting on Robert Lewandowski. Comment on critical opinions about our leader. Many people think that the Barcelona striker is not in good condition and that he played poorly against the Czech Republic.
-I don’t agree that it was a terrible match for Robert. We, as a team, have to learn how to play. I don’t understand the hate towards him. He led us through difficult moments, and now we need his help. The coach said that if Robert scored a goal and had the opportunity, no one would say that he played poorly.
Poles’ lineup for the Latvia match (formation 1-3-5-2):
Skorupski/Polka (45 minutes each) – Bednarek, Vytiska, Kiwior – Frankowski, D. Szymanski, Piotrowski, S. Szymanski, Zalewski – Lewandowski, Buksa.
The match against Latvia is on Tuesday at 8:45 p.m
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