Men's National Team

Nawalka: I Take Responsibility for Our World Cup Failure

Adam Nawalka has told Poland fans that he takes full responsibility for the nations failure at the 2018 FIFA World Cup / Twitter
Nawalka: I Take Responsibility for Our World Cup Failure

KAZAN, Russia. June 24 (PSN) – Poland on Sunday in their second 2018 FIFA World Cup group stage game lost 3:0 to Colombia, and as a result have been eliminated from the tournament.

“We say goodbye to the World Cup in a very sad way for everyone.” said Adam Nawalka in the post-game press conference.

“The players put in a lot of effort into this match, they fought to the last whistle, but it turned out that it wasn’t enough.

“The match was very bad for us. We were on equal footing with them at first, but we lost a goal after a fixed play. Later, we had nothing to lose, so we tried to play more offensively, hence such and not other changes. We had to take a chance and go on the counterattack. As a result, we lost 0:3. We regret it very much and we are really angry, but you have to be able to live with it. After all, tomorrow is another day.

“For me, this failure hurts the most, I take responsibility for it. This is football. Such results happen. Everyone played at their best, but it was not enough to achieve a good result.

“We knew perfectly well how dangerous the Colombian team is, how outstanding the players they have in their starting eleven are, playing in some of the best clubs. Hence our pre-match strategy to attack from the very first minutes and try to quickly score, and play carefully in the defensive and go out for quick attacks.

“However, the Colombians were better and I think they will make a lot of noise in this World Cup.

“The opponent was better in terms of the quality of playing and maintaining the ball, in this aspect we could not match them at all.

“As for today’s squad, I combined the team optimally. The players who stood out in previous matches or practices in Russia got their chance. You have to make bold decisions, and only after the match you see the results. There were players on the pitch today, who in my opinion were the best prepared for that.

“For the match against Japan, this rival is very well disposed, it is a team that plays very collectively. You can see the automatism in the game, repeatability, but also a lot of individual skills. We will try to play as best as we can.”

For breaking stories and all the great banter like us on Facebook: facebook.com/psnfutbol

Click to add a comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Men's National Team

More in Men's National Team

Poland Celebrate Centenary Match with Win over Isreal

PSN StaffJune 10, 2019

Piatek On Target in Northern Macedonia Clash

PSN StaffJune 7, 2019
PZPN

EURO 2020 Qualifiers: Poland Roster for Northern Macedonia and Israel

PSN StaffMay 21, 2019

Lewandowski Scores in Poland Win over Latvia

PSN StaffMarch 24, 2019

Piatek Goal Helps Poland Edge Austria in Qualifying Opener

PSN StaffMarch 21, 2019

Brzeczek: No Time for Experiments Against Austria

PSN StaffMarch 18, 2019

EURO 2020 Qualifiers: Poland Roster for Austria and Latvia

PSN StaffMarch 11, 2019

Podstawski: If I Get the Call for Poland, I Won’t Turn it Down

PSN StaffFebruary 25, 2019

Official: Poland Drawn to Group G for UEFA EURO 2020 Qualifying

PSN StaffDecember 2, 2018