In the run-up to the home game on Wednesday against the Netherlands, the confidence of the Polish football players has declined dramatically.
Last month, the team of coach Jerzy Brzeczek Italy held at 0-0. On Sunday Poland had little to say in Reggio Emilia: 2-0.
“Tactically it looked weak with us, both offensive and defensive. Nothing went as it should be”, Captain Robert Lewandowski was clear.
Italy, which missed the necessary players, ruled Poland throughout the game. Jorginho used a penalty kick in the 27th minute. Shortly before the 2-0 came into the name of substitute Domenico Berardi. Italy took over the lead position in group 1 of the A-Division and is placed in the Nations League Final Tournament if Bosnia and Herzegovina is defeated on Wednesday.
“ Technique is one thing, tactics are different,” says Lewandowski, who played the entire game. “We knew that long-term possession of ball could be the key to success in this competition. But we have not been able to make things difficult for the Italians in any way. We still have a lot of work to do.”