-So far, we have done well in all aspects. We did everything we planned. The match against Russia should be the climax of our first week of training. We have already seen in the match that some things are working, and some are too rare. But this is a process, and sometimes our old mentality comes back. We must work hard for this. In the second week, there was less training, but the intensity was higher and the speed was faster. The load is heavy. As for the game on Tuesday, all players are physically prepared. I want to emphasize that this organization is perfect. The important thing is that we improved the interaction outside the stadium, and we saw more friendship than friends. This is why we want families here. Many parents come here, often without the opportunity to see their children exercise. It’s great, I will never forget, and I hope the players will too.
-Too many injuries at the beginning. Mainly Maciej Rybus and Arkadiusz Milik. Fortunately, we have made great progress with Rybus. We have lost the five-man team, so Milik is very important to me. This is one of the best strikers in Europe. He and Robert Lewandowski may be the best duo in Europe. But if we can send him to the scene, we still need to consult a doctor. Five minutes, or ten or fifteen minutes. We will try our best to reach agreement.
-I am the leader of this team, and I put some ideas of the alliance into practice. The Federation has selected the base we are preparing. This is a very good choice. I must put the rest of the elements together. The most important thing is how the player feels. We must all do everything we can to make them feel best. Their psychology is very important because it affects everything else: concentration, emotions, speed of thinking, sense of responsibility, self-confidence in the game. We do not need any additional pressure. The same is true during the game. This is natural.
-Partially. There will be some similarities: Iceland is tight defensively, so they had a great success in the 2016 European Cup, they acted firmly, and they played a certain style defensively. They intercepted and launched a good counterattack, similar to Slovakia. Next week, when we prepare to play against Slovakia, we will follow the performance of this game against Iceland. We already have the foundation, and now we are going to be a superstructure.
-When I started work in January, I talked to Glik at the beginning to appreciate him clearly. In the past 10-15 years, he has done everything for the national team. But I also want to introduce newcomers to defense as an alternative with different characteristics. Glik’s experience is very important to us. He participated in a difficult match against Hungary and did as we requested. Our line is too deep and he did a good job. He is the leader.
-Yes, I talk to him, I give him various suggestions, I want to give him more freedom and courage. He may have more goals and assists. You can see it in him. He likes the game on the court, but regardless of his technical level, we also have certain expectations of his physical fitness. Zieliński knows his importance to the team.