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Poland players will be hungry to replace Lewandowski, says Southgate

Tue 30 March 2021 | 21:20

Poland will be without their best player as they are preparing to face England.


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Robert Lewandowski

will be absent. The highly prolific striker was injured after scoring two goals against Andorra. Gareth Southgate warns his players of not being overconfident Bayern Munich’s star absence as the other Polish players will be hungry to replace him.

"From our perspective, you're going to have players who are hungry to fill that opportunity,"

Southgate said at a pre-match news conference on Tuesday.

"They're a good side with some good players. They will all fight for the cause and they're a good football team. They've got high motivation.

"We've got to keep improving. We've shown a good level and we've got to keep stepping up.

"I understand the question, but I think Poland have excellent players. We would be naive to think they are less of a threat.

"If we think of taking our foot off the gas, we'll get hurt. Of course, the public want to see the star names, but a team isn't about one player."

source: SportMob