Poland – Euro 2020 Discussion

Maciek

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So, we're playing in Group E with Spain, Sweden and Slovakia.

  • Mon 14 June, Poland v Slovakia, 18:00 CEST, Saint Petersburg
  • Sat 19 June, Spain v Poland, 21:00 CEST, Seville
  • Wed 23 Junes, Sweden v Poland, 18:00 CEST, Saint Petersburg

Squad:

No.Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClub
1GKWojciech Szczęsny18 April 1990 (aged 31)520Juventus
2DFKamil Piątkowski21 June 2000 (aged 20)20Raków Częstochowa
3MFPaweł Dawidowicz20 May 1995 (aged 26)20Hellas Verona
4DFTomasz Kędziora11 June 1994 (aged 27)220Dynamo Kyiv
5DFJan Bednarek12 April 1996 (aged 25)301Southampton
6MFKacper Kozłowski16 October 2003 (aged 17)20Pogoń Szczecin
7FWArkadiusz Milik28 February 1994 (aged 27)5915Marseille
8MFKarol Linetty2 February 1995 (aged 26)312Torino
9FWRobert Lewandowski21 August 1988 (aged 32)11866Bayern Munich
10MFGrzegorz Krychowiak29 January 1990 (aged 31)794Lokomotiv Moscow
11FWKarol Świderski23 January 1997 (aged 24)31PAOK
12GKŁukasz Skorupski5 May 1991 (aged 30)40Bologna
13DFMaciej Rybus19 August 1989 (aged 31)612Lokomotiv Moscow
14MFMateusz Klich13 June 1990 (aged 30)312Leeds United
15DFKamil Glik3 February 1988 (aged 33)826Benevento
16MFJakub Moder7 April 1999 (aged 22)92Brighton & Hove Albion
17MFPrzemysław Płacheta23 March 1998 (aged 23)30Norwich City
18DFBartosz Bereszyński12 July 1992 (aged 28)320Sampdoria
19MFPrzemysław Frankowski12 April 1995 (aged 26)111Chicago Fire FC
20MFPiotr Zieliński20 May 1994 (aged 27)596Napoli
21MFKamil Jóźwiak22 April 1998 (aged 23)132Derby County
22GKŁukasz Fabiański18 April 1985 (aged 36)560West Ham United
23FWDawid Kownacki14 March 1997 (aged 24)71Fortuna Düsseldorf
24FWJakub Świerczok28 December 1992 (aged 28)41Piast Gliwice
25DFMichał Helik9 September 1995 (aged 25)30Barnsley
26DFTymoteusz Puchacz23 January 1999 (aged 22)10Lech Poznań

So what do you expect from us, guys?
 

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I know nothing about your team, but last tournament I thought the team was absolutely shockingly bad and I felt sorry for Lewandowski, though I also expected him to somehow carry that terrible team slightly more.

Have you improved?
 

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Bookies have Poland @80s but with Lewandowski surely you can get out that group?
 

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I don't follow our national team but 5-6 points seem like a very viable attainment.
 

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Wow Piatek not even making the euros squad...some fall from grace in last 18 months.

Some interesting names in there...didn't even realise Moder at Brighton was Polish and never heard of the Norwich player.

Think this will be last tournament from the old guard e.g. Glik and Krychowiak.
 

Maciek

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Wow Piatek not even making the euros squad...some fall from grace in last 18 months.
He was going to be called up, without any doubt, but in mid-May he broke his ankle in game vs. Schalke, so there's no way he would recover.

But it doesn't change the fact that playing for Hertha Berlin is some kind of a fall from grace in last 18 months.
 

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Couldn't really delve much into Poland's stats. I believe Lewandowski was out for a few of the qualifiers?
 

Maciek

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Where’s the guy that used to play for Dortmund? Or am I getting mixed up?:)
Lewandowski? He's called up.

But seriously, you probably mean Piszczek – he finished his international career a couple of years ago, and this season he ended his career in Dortmund. He's still going to play in Poland fourth tier in his hometown, though, but it's going Or you mean Kuba Błaszczykowski, who's at Wisła Kraków.
 

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So Milik is officially out with injury and our new manager, Sousa, decided not to call up anyone from the reserve list. As in case with Bruno's decision to go second in penalty shootout - you can say one feels more comfortable, Sousa probably doesn't want to introduce new faces to the group, but you put yourself in a disadvantageous position to start with. Szymański had a great year in Russia and looks quite promising, why not call him up, he'll feck up all team chemistry because he was not there for the team bonding sessions with folk musicians and comedians? Meh, for those that don't follow - Poland changed the manager right before the tournament, kicking out Brzęczek that got us through qualifiers but playing some dire football and looking constantly out of his depth. Paulo Sousa, former Portuguese player many of you surely remember, is not really an established name and I am sort of sceptical about his life coach slash car dealer manner. I'm a well known football pessimist lately and I really wouldn't be surprised seeing us perform on WC2018 level but looking forward to being surprised - lately my Swedish friend was moaning their team is an abysmal state too, so maybe we can put few past them.
 

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Shit game, shit result tonight against Iceland. Sousa showing stubbornness in playing 2-3 strikers even when two out of his three best forwards in Milik and Piątek are out. We might end up with a random Świerczok in a starting line up for Euros, nobody can tell what the defence will look like. More questions than answers for Poland and awful friendlies before the tournament - welcome to the usual lottery.