Sat 03 December 2022 | 16:27

Poland manager Michniewicz in awe of ‘wonderful’ France side

Czeslaw Michniewicz admits his side are in for a tough match when they face France on Sunday.

Poland were able to qualify for World Cup last 16 alongside Argentina despite their loss in matchweek 3. They are set to meet defending champions France but


boss Michniewicz reveals that he has

“yet to find any weaknesses”

in France.

"I have been looking, but I have yet to find any weaknesses. We need to pressure them otherwise they won’t make mistakes. We have analysed them and focused on their style of play.

"They have a wonderful team, a great coach and a nice mix of experienced and young players.”

Michniewicz’s side has been accused of playing negative and defensive football, but he admits that with the group stage done, he can now unleash their full power.

"The teams that haven’t defended well are already at home and watching on television," he added. "That was our strategy to get through the group phase and now we want to play differently.

"But football is about winning trophies, you cannot let the opponent score easily. Those that do aren’t here any more. We have defended well and therefore we get the chance to play France."

He pointed to superstar Robert Lewandowski as his talisman in this new approach, saying:

"We have had issues offensively. We have not been accurate enough in our passing, and we haven’t created enough opportunities for Robert. We need to get the ball to him nearer the penalty box."

Former Marseille striker, 


has identified


as France’s main threat, warning his Poland teammates of Mbappe’s pace, saying:

“We need a scooter to catch him because he is so fast," he said. "It’s difficult to play against him because he’s one of the best players in the world, we’ll need to play collectively and have co-operation in the team because no one individual is able to stop him."



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