“We have realized that Argentina is the favourite, not only in our group, but also for the title, but we think we can get a positive result against Argentina. Of course, we focus first on Mexico to be able to start well.”said the Polish midfielder at a press conference.
krychowiak He did not want to assess the controversy regarding the rainbow bracelet that, finally, teams such as England, Wales and the Netherlands will not be able to wear: “The positive pressure on us increases. We are in a fascinating World Cup in Qatar; you can perceive a great atmosphere. As footballers we focus on what happens on the pitch”he expressed when asked about this aspect.
On the other hand, the coach of Poland, Czesław Michniewiczexplained how they prepare to face Mexico, their first rival, on Tuesday 22 at 1:00 p.m. corresponding to Group C.
“We have done our homework. We have all the respect in the world for a coach like Martino, with experience and who has worked at Barcelona. And it will be the fifth World Cup for Ochoa, some of our players have not had this experience. We have to respect them”he expressed.
He also stressed that they have a lot of respect for the other teams: “Many times it happens in football that the favorites don’t end up winning. I don’t see a big imbalance against the Mexican team, nor against Argentina and Saudi Arabia. We respect all the teams and we firmly believe in ourself”.
For Poland it will be their ninth World Cup and since Mexico 1986 they have not been able to advance to the next round. Despite not having much history in the competition, on two occasions it reached third place: Germany 1974 and Spain 1982.
michniewicz He expressed that they arrive with good performance from the players and he feels very satisfied: “We don’t want to be one of the 16 that go home. Observing our players, we have many with extensive experience and young people. This combination is the right one for be satisfied with our team. The goal is to reach our maximum potential”, closed the Polish coach.