Mundial 2022. PZPN spokesman Jakub Kwiatkowski on the mood of the national team before the match against Mexico
Our whole group is strong, but these are the world championships, the best teams are here, no one expected it to be a walk for anyone – said Jakub Kwiatkowski in an interview with TVN24 reporter. The PZPN spokesman referred to the match between Argentina and Saudi Arabia, which are in the “Polish” group, and described the mood of our representatives before the match with Mexico.
Kwiatkowski: the match with the Saudis is the melody of the future, now Mexico
Tuesday’s development of events at the football world championships was commented on in an interview with TVN24 reporter Tomasz Mildyn by the PZPN spokesman and team manager of the national team, Jakub Kwiatkowski. – It’s definitely a sensation. I think it can be considered historically, it is one of the biggest sensations in the history of the World Cup that Saudi Arabia defeated Argentina.
“It’s a big shock, especially for the Argentinians. Hardly anyone expected it, although we knew that Saudi Arabia is not a weak team. We knew from the beginning that he is and will be a demanding opponent – he argued. “The Saudis are having a moment of joy right now. What does this mean for us? At this point, nothing, everything is in our legs, everything depends on us. We have three games ahead of us, Saudi Arabia and Argentina have two (each).
According to the spokesman, “if we play our game and do what we set out to do, which is to win matches, then this result does not matter to us.”
– This is the music of the future for now. The nearest future is a match against Mexico. We focus on that. We would all like to rejoice after this match as the Saudis after winning against Argentina. Of course we believe in that, I think we can win this game, but it will be a difficult game because they are a strong opponent. In general, our whole group is strong, but this is the world championship, the best teams are here, no one expected it to be a walk for anyone – he admitted.
Talking about the last hours of Polish players before the match against Mexico, Kwiatkowski described: – Calmness and concentration. Whether it’s a World Cup match or a friendly match, this match day is the same. In the morning, after breakfast, the players have a start-up, we had it at the hotel, before lunch there was a briefing and after dinner free time. Now is the time for the last meal before departure. Last check-in is in 45 minutes. After that we get on the bus and at 17 we leave for the match.
Are players stressed? – We are not talking about paralysis, but rather about emotions, excitement. Our players play in serious clubs, in serious leagues, so they can cope with such a load and stress perfectly well. Even now, Piotrek Zieliński and Nicola Zalewski were playing ping-pong. Concentration is yet to come, on the bus – said Kwiatkowski.
“We all believe it’s going to be a fun night for us,” he added.
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