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Poland's Lewandowski injured, coach Probierz reassures fans

11. June 2024
Robert Lewandowski (foto: Getty Images)
Robert Lewandowski's injury six days before Poland's Euro opener against the Netherlands has caused concern, but coach Michał Probierz urges calm.

Robert Lewandowski suffered an injury just six days before Poland's match against the Netherlands in the Euro. In their final warm-up game, Poland defeated Turkey 2-1, but the victory was marred by the injury to their best player and captain, who had to leave the field in the 32nd minute.

The injury concerns his quadriceps, and a detailed examination is awaited to determine if he will be able to play in the first match against the Netherlands on Sunday. The Poles are understandably worried about the fitness of their star player, the 35-year-old Barcelona forward, who managed to provide an assist before exiting the game. Lewandowski's injury isn't the only concern; Karol Świderski also had to leave the game in the 19th minute after scoring a goal, and Arkadiusz Milik had already been ruled out earlier. It's fair to say the Polish team is having bad luck with their strikers.

"Robert Lewandowski has a minor injury and there shouldn't be any issues. Karol Świderski sprained his ankle, and I will know more after the tests. Paweł Dawidowicz also has a minor injury, but I believe everyone will fully recover in a few days," said coach Michał Probierz. The match in Warsaw ended 2-1 (Świderski 12', Zalewski 90' - Yilmaz 77').

The Poles can be satisfied with their Euro preparations, having also defeated Ukraine 3-1 earlier, but they are worried about the injuries.

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