New Poland coach Jerzy Brzeczek to keep Robert Lewandowski as captain and blood youngsters

By: Reuters |
Published: July 23, 2018 8:41:34 pm

Brzeczek was part of the Poland side to win a silver medal at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona. (Source: Reuters)

Poland’s new coach Jerzy Brzeczek said on Monday he will retain influential striker Robert Lewandowski as captain and bring in younger players gradually to the national team, heavily criticised for a poor showing at the recent World Cup.

Poland were the first European side to crash out of the tournament in Russia in the group stage, a big disappointment after the team had reached the quarter-finals of the 2016 European Championship.

Brzeczek’s contract runs until the end of 2019 and will be automatically extended if Poland qualify for Euro 2020, the country’s football association said.

Speaking at his first news conference, Brzeczek, a former captain of Poland, said he realised the…

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