Paulo Sousa: We definitely have a team
"We had a lot of problems in the second half, as our opponent played a very intense game. The English are used to that, so they definitely posed a threat, but we defended well and never let them spread their wings. If we had a bit more quality in our own crossing, we could have scored another goal," said Paulo Sousa, the head coach of the Poland national team, after the match against England.
Great emotions and a draw between Poland and England!
The magic of the PGE National Stadium has worked once again! Poland tied against England 1-1, scoring the game-tying goal during additional time. The goal was scored by Damian Szymański, a substitute, after a pass from Robert Lewandowski. This is the third time that Poland has tied against England during matches played in Warsaw.
Victory against San Marino. “Lewy's” brace and Adam Buksa's hat-trick
In another World Cup qualifier match, the Poland national team has defeated San Marino 7-1. The White and Reds scored four times in the first half, with Robert Lewandowski scoring the opening goal, then Karol Świderski putting the ball in the net, followed by "Lewy" scoring another goal and finally Karol Linetty racking up a point just before half-time. Shortly after the match was resumed for the second half, the home team scored a consolation goal, while Adam Buksa pulled off a hat-trick. After five World Cup qualifier matches, Poland holds the second place in Group I. The next match for the team led by Paulo Sousa will be against England at the PGE National Stadium in Warsaw.
Zbigniew Boniek: In football, as in life, you need to build, not tear down
At a press conference, Zbigniew Boniek, president of the Polish Football Association, summarised the performance of the Polish national team in the European Championships. "We were hoping to get further, but we failed in terms of sports. We lacked quality. However, you could see that the team has changed, and after the tournament it was clear that the players could not give more of themselves," believes president Boniek.
Defeat against Sweden. EURO 2020 ends for Poland
Unfortunately, the worst-case scenario for the Polish national team in the last match of the group stage of UEFA EURO 2020 came true. After two goals scored by the Swedes, our team equalised after Robert Lewandowski scored a brace. The White and Reds fought hard, but it was Sweden who had the last word with a goal in additional time to make it 3:2. Poland finished last in Group E with one point and ends the UEFA EURO 2020 tournament.
Paulo Sousa: We will be even stronger and we'll achieve the results we deserve
"We are disappointed because we worked hard for our goals and as a team we deserved more. However, you can't achieve your goals when you concede goals in such a stupid way. But it's not just the defense's fault, it's simply the whole team needs to defend better, narrow the field, focus harder on the opponent. Nevertheless, I think that a lot has changed for the better in the Polish team," Polish national team coach Paulo Sousa said at the press conference after the game with Sweden.