Poland Praying for Divine Intervention


Defender Michał Żewłakow is under the impression that Poland need some kind of divine intervention if they are to continue their journey in their first ever Euro 2008 finals. They need to win by at least 2-0 against the Croats on Monday, while at the same time depending on the Austria-Germany result to go their way. Żewłakow thinks they do have a chance, albeit a very slim one but they do believe they can do it. He appreciates that they can only do what they can in their game against Croatia, knowing that they cannot change the proceedings in the Austria-Germany game and that although a miracle is needed, they will be praying for one.

Poland needs a vast improvement on the previous two games, according to Żewłakow, with the defence in particular having to concentrate a lot better than they have been. As a defender himself, Żewłakow knows they cannot be satisfied with their efforts up until now, with the team conceding too many goals.

Polish team coach Beenhakker is thinking about changing his starting line-up once again, having already done so in the draw with Austria, making three changes to the side that lost to the Germans in the opening game. The Dutchman admits that the current situation will dictate his team selection policy and that some changes are inevitable as they have to chase the game against Croatia. He pointed out that as a coach that's what has to be done; either preparing to try and win a game or being able to attain that something extra when the team are losing.

Tags: Poland, Euro 2008


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