Zbigniew Boniek spoke about Paulo Sousa. – If I were the president of the Polish Football Association, he would still be the selector of the Polish national team – he stated in “Kanał Sportowy”.
Zbigniew Boniek in the program “Let them talk!” in “Kanał Sportowy” he was asked about Paulo Sousa. The former president of the Polish Football Association said that before hiring the Portuguese he asked many people for their opinion on him.
– I knew everything about Paulo Sousa. I collected information left and right. I have not found a single feedback in which someone said badly about him. Everyone – as a coach – spoke well of him – He said.
– I believe that if I were the president of the Polish Football Association, Paulo Sousa would still be the coach of the Polish national team. He wouldn’t go to Flamengo and there wouldn’t be such a problem. However, many things happened that made it happen as it happened – stated.
– The players had a very good opinion about him. They liked his training and playing with him. Lewandowski was in cloud nine, because the team was built to play offensively. When I saw the Poland-Spain match at the European Championships, I saw the squad, I said: “God, if we throw at them, they will go against them and score five goals for us” he said.
Boniek assessed the behavior of the Portuguese at the end of his adventure with the Polish national team.
– He did what he did. In our reality, it turned out that he escaped from Poland, which is not true. If in the Polish Football Association they would tell him “you are not going anywhere, you are still our coach”, it would not be a topic. However, I do not want to defend it because it is indefensible – he summed up.
Paulo Sousa led the Polish national team in 15 matches (6 wins, 5 draws, 4 defeats). At the end of December, he signed a contract with Flamengo, from which he was released in June.