Faces of Soccer: Poland – a letter to the nationwide crew

Faces of Football: Poland - a letter to the national team

Pricey Polish nationwide crew, 

I’m a psychotherapist and climbing teacher who lives in Krakow. I’ve performed and watched soccer ever since I used to be a small child. 

What I keep in mind most about these days was the anticipation for kick off in huge video games, and the strain when the gamers walked out of the tunnel.

As a child I at all times backed myself to foretell the scoreline of each sport – even the goalscorers and every little thing.  My predictions have been often fairly flawed although as, regardless of who they have been taking part in, I might additionally decide Poland to win. 

This hindered lots of my predictions as my childhood aligns with a reasonably grim interval for the Polish nationwide crew. The Nineties weren’t the perfect of occasions to be a Poland fan as we endured disappointment after disappointment. My clearest early reminiscence of watching the crew was in the course of the 1998 World Cup qualification marketing campaign, when Italy beat us 3-0. 

One glad reminiscence nevertheless was Marek Citko’s objective at Wembley to place Poland 1-0 up in opposition to England…we did lose the sport however it was nonetheless a pleasant second. I vividly keep in mind watching video games with my two older brothers and my dad, and keep in mind feeling that these moments collectively cheering on our nation have been essential.

There have been many memorable moments watching Poland collectively, however I feel the perfect was when Poland and Ukraine jointly-hosted Euro 2012. That was one thing I’d dreamt about as a child – even when we didn’t carry out notably properly on the match. 

I imagine we have now a very good crew now who could make a mark at main tournaments, Piotr Zielinski is my favorite participant in the intervening time because of his easy management of the soccer, and he lastly appears to be like prepared to guide the midfield after just a few years of underperformance at worldwide stage. 

I’m going to observe this match with my family and friends and hope that we are able to deal with the stress collectively. I’m positive we are able to make it out of our group this 12 months, however each little win can be greeted with big celebrations which I’m positive will final lengthy into the evening. 

My solely recommendation to the crew is that they imagine in themselves and battle from the primary minute to the final. 

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