Having won eight of their ten qualifiers last year, Poland will approach this summer with a cautious optimism about what lies ahead.
Performing well at the Euros has been far easier said than done for Poland in the past, but Euro 2016 proved to be a momentous occasion. Not only did the Eagles manage their first win in tournament history, but they made it all the way to the quarter-final.
The goal for Euro 2020 is to go at least one step further, but to do that, Poland will need a strong lineup capable of both scoring and shutting out opponents. With both Spain and Sweden in their group, that might not be too simple.
Goalkeeper & Defenders
Łukasz Piszczek – Having retired from international football in 2018, seeing
Arkadiusz Reca – A relative newcomer to the squad, SPAL left-back Reca only really made the position his own in October 2019, but his versatility and attacking mindset will give Poland an extra edge.
Mateusz Klich – Earning promotion with Leeds would be the perfect preparation for Euro 2020 for Klich, who is now permanently back in the squad under
Grzegorz Krychowiak – Having seen his career stall after Euro 2016, Krychowiak looks to be somewhere close to his best after discovering his love of scoring goals for Lokomotiv Moscow.
Sebastian Szymański – Players of Football Manager will already be well aware of 20-year-old
Piotr Zieliński – The creative hub of Poland’s midfield is Napoli star
Kamil Grosicki – An impressive start to the season earned Grosicki a move to West Brom in January and he will certainly come into Euro 2020 with plenty of confidence as a result.
Robert Lewandowski (ST) – Poland’s team jumps up to a whole new level when you hit their strikers. Leading the line will be Lewandowski, who has proven to be one of Europe’s premier marksmen with Bayern Munich. He needs to score plenty of goals, but that’s exactly what he does best.
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