Southgate: Don’t Underestimate Poland

HesGoalApril 1, 2021

LONDON: Gareth Southgate has warned England not to underestimate Poland in a World Cup qualifier early tomorrow morning after Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski was ruled out with a knee injury.

Lewandowski is labeled one of the world’s best strikers and will pose a threat to England’s 100 per cent record in this campaign.

The Poland top scorer will miss Group I at Wembley due to a knee injury that is expected to sideline him for a month.

Worsening the situation in Poland when Mateusz Klich, Lukasz Skorupski, Kamil Piatkowski and Grzegorz Krychowiak all tested positive for COVID-19 recently.

Poland’s troubled preparations could pose a threat to the team facing England who are the favorites to win the group after winning the opening two matches against San Marino and Albania.

But England boss Southgate does not want his players to be happy with the situation.

“Poland have good players and it’s naive to think they won’t pose a threat,” Southgate said.

“If we fall asleep just one minute, it can make us suffer. We have to be prepared for the match, which we already did. The team doesn’t just involve one player and we have to be prepared at the highest level.”