After Poland defeated Finland in a friendly match, it is currently preparing for the European League. Poland captain Lewandowski returned to the national team again after 11 months. He attended the press conference.
Of course, I miss the Polish national team and the boys. I am very happy that I can return to the training camp again to participate in the national team competition. Many months have passed, and I am even more happy to be here.
We have a wealth of knowledge and have received training on how to comply with all safety procedures. We are not worried. We live in such an era and we have to accept it. We know that we must abide by the rules and regulations, but this does not prevent us from focusing on training and competition.
After the Bundesliga game against Schalke, I had some problems with my feet. Unfortunately, I cannot train before the UEFA Super Cup against Sevilla. Then I played for 120 minutes, which was quite a burden. In the game against Hertha, I felt that everything was fine. Speaking of my health, the things that bothered me have passed.
Sometimes it helps to look at the game from the side, because you can have some insights. I'm very happy that the Polish national team performed very well on offense and subtly suppressed their opponents. The opponent caused us a lot of trouble. It is encouraging that the young players showed a good side. Some are the first time I have seen them play. We need fresh blood, young players can bring these to the team.
Camille (Grosicki) has shown his strength many times, but sometimes he misses opportunities. He scored three goals in the game against Finland. He is an ambitious player and he hopes to score goals in training and matches. He has the ease and freedom that only he can enjoy. These goals will definitely help him. Sometimes a player may have problems in the club, but when he comes to the national team, he does not show a lower level. Camille is an important person in our team and I hope he can show more on the court.
Waiting for us will be a completely different game from Finland. Italy is one of the best teams in Europe today. We will never be as free as playing against the Finns. The most important thing is to focus on what we want to kick. You must control the ball and suppress the opponent. Such experience will only help us. We will start the qualifiers in March next year, and we will also face off against strong teams in the European Cup. I am glad we can prove ourselves in the game against Italy.
Of course, the impact of the team's lack of core players is obvious. But football is a team sport, and it must be proved that if a player is absent, another player may still take his place and play the corresponding level. I also hope that the team will not compromise their strength in the absence of players. It is an important factor for our team to become stronger in the future.
I haven't talked about it with the coach. I'm not sure if I can play two 90-minute games. Rotating players is very important, but as of today, no decision has been made. I will definitely participate in two games, but it depends on how many minutes I can play.