Polish-Portuguese soccer coach Paulo Sousa launched the Euro 2020 squad today, led by goalkeeper Robert Lewandowski, Bayern Munich’s champion.
“I am excited, and as I said before, we need unity, faith and confidence from the start. Based on the experience of the three previous meetings, the choice I have made is the best at the moment.”
The main newcomer to Paulo Sousa, who had to replace the injured in the last minute, Krzysztof Benteke and Arcadiusz Rica, is the inclusion of midfielder Kasper Kozlovsky from Bogos Szczecin, who at the age of 17 could make his first match for Poland in a major competition. After adding his only international appearance in the 2022 World Cup qualifying match, against Andorra.
“[Kacper Kozlowski] We were not called because of his age. What matters is the quality of a particular player and whether or not there is potential and with Kacper it is huge. I hope his mentality supports him and he is able to take the right direction to develop. “
Poland, integrated into Group E, begins the final stage of Euro 2020, which begins on June 11 and whose dispute has been postponed to last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, on June 14 against Slovakia.
Five days later, Spain will be the opponent of the Poles, who on June 23 finished the first stage against Sweden.
The average age of Polish players to play in Euro 2020 is 27.2 years and their team occupies 19th place in the FIFA World Team Ranking.
In addition to superstar Robert Lewandowski, who helped Bayern Munich win another Bundesliga title, Napoli midfielder Piotr Zelensky and Juventus goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny are the main players in the Polish national team.
List of 27 summons issued by Poland
– A goal keeper: Wojciech Cesne (Juventus / ETA), Radoslaw Majiki (Monaco / Fra), Lukas Skurupsky (Bologna / ETA) and Lucas Fabiansky (West Ham / Eng).
Defenses: Tymoteusz Puchacz (Lech Poznan), Maciej Rybus (Lokomotiv Moscovo / Rus), Bartosz Bereszynski (Sampdoria / Ita), Tomasz Kedziora (Dínamo Kiev / Ucr), Kamil Glik (Benevento / Itestowski Pawelowk (Benevento / Itestowski), Czowa Rawelkow (Czowa Pawelowidak) Michal Helik (Barnsley / Ing) and Jan Bednarek (Southampton / Ing).
– Average: Grzegorz Krychowiak (Lokomotiv Moscovo / Rus), Piotr Zielinski (Nápoles / Ita), Jakub Moder (Brighton / Ing), Karol Linetty (Torino / Ita), Mateusz Klich (Leeds / Ing), and Kacper Kozlowski (Pogon).
Advanced: Kamel Gozoiak (Derby County / Eng), Przemislav Blasheta (Norwich City / Eng), Przemislav Frankovsky (Chicago Fire / Iowa), Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Monique / Alli), Arkadyowsz Milik (Marcelha / Fra), Karol Swaidersky (PAOK / Gray) )), David Konaki (Fortuna Düsseldorf / Beer) and Jacob Swerkzuk (Piast Glyphs).
Reservations: Raval Augustiniak (FC Ural / Ross), Robert Jomni (Augsburg / Alli), Camille Grosky (West Bromwich / Eng) and Sebastian Zimansky (Dynamo Moskovo, Ross).