Polish nationwide crew head coach Czeslaw Michniewicz confirmed Robert Lewandowski will proceed to be the designated participant to take penalties, regardless of failing to attain one in opposition to Mexico.
Within the 58th minute of the sport, a foul by Hector Moreno on Lewandowski contained in the field gifted Poland their finest probability at purpose. The Barcelona star stepped up, searching for the decrease proper nook, however Mexican goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa denied him with an ideal diving save.
“He’ll at all times take penalties. It does not matter if he does not rating one or two penalties, every part is within the palms of any participant on the earth who’s doing it,” stated the Polish coach after the match.
“In case you have a look at Messi or Ronaldo you possibly can see what number of penalties they’ve missed previously. It does not occur fairly often to Robert, however sadly it occurred to him throughout this recreation.”
The coach then rapidly turned the eye on Poland’s upcoming match in opposition to Saudi Arabia, labeling the outcome as ‘worse’ for the crew as they battle to qualify for the Spherical of 16.
“Saudi Arabia performed extremely, it appeared like one of many video games the place Argentina may win 4-0 and it appeared prefer it may occur through the first half, however every part modified afterwards. That is soccer and soccer is instructing us about humility, nevertheless it’s worse for everybody within the group, together with us and Mexico, that Argentina made such a giant mistake of their first recreation that now they’ve fewer possibilities and might play significantly better,” stated Michniewicz.
“Positively [Argentina ‘s defeat] isn’t excellent news for everybody. But it surely does not concern us and it does not hassle me. In spite of everything, there can be no private finest for Messi. We did not win, there was a draw. There are nonetheless two video games left, so we must wait and see.”
Poland are at the moment tied with Mexico for second place within the Group C standings with one level every.
The Polish aspect faces Saudi Arabia on Saturday, November 26 at Schooling Metropolis Stadium, earlier than concluding the group stage in opposition to Argentina on November 30.