All the players we are watching are needed. Just like Kuba Piotrowski – he is aggressive and that’s the kind of player we needed from the beginning. Of course, we were training and we didn’t expect that Piotr Zieliński would get up and be sick before the match. It definitely made a difference. But he has no control over it
~ coach Michał Probierz admitted after the match
Poland – Czech Republic. Michał Probierz surprised, took a “total risk”
His place on the pitch was then taken by Patryk Peda. However, it happened a bizarre and rare situationbecause in the 85th minute a 21-year-old defender “he got a fishing rod” and had to leave the field. He replaced him Sebastian Szymański. Coach Michał Probierz confirmed after the match that it was tactical decisionwhich was to strengthen the firepower of the “White and Reds”.
We counted on Sebastian Szymański to let him in. We played a good match, we didn’t want to make many changes, so we took a risk and Patryk Peda came out later with a tactical change
~ he said.
And he added: – It is it’s painfulBut Patryk Peda knew about it earlier. I told him that if such a situation arises, we will do it because we wanted to play with even four strikers and take a total riskto score a goal. We very much regret that it didn’t work out.
The Polish national team is now preparing for its last match in 2023. It will be a friendly match against Latvia, which will be played on Tuesday. Saturday is a time of renewal and regeneration for our staff. The players who did not play against the Czechs took part in compensatory training at PGE Narodowy after the match.
From PGE Narodowy – Tomasz Brożek