Zico or Platini also “missed penalties”, recalls the Poland coach


The Polish coach did not want to overwhelm Robert Lewandowski who missed a penalty against Mexico.

Czeslaw Michniewicz, Poland coach after the draw against Mexico (0-0), at a press conference: “When a penalty is missed (by Robert Lewandowski, editor’s note), we always wonder why but only he can answer this question. Yesterday (Monday) he practiced taking penalties and he didn’t miss any. These are things that happen. Very great players have missed penalties, Socrates, Zico, Platini, Maradona… That’s football. It’s a shame for Robert, because I know how much he wanted to score in the Cup. I know how hard it is when you miss like that and there’s no victory at the end of the game. We have screens in the locker room, we reviewed the actions. It’s not up to me to tell him what he should or shouldn’t do, but I know he will still help us in this tournament. The match was very close, we were around the 60th minute, it would have been an ideal moment to score. The feeling is bittersweet, because we know that three points would have been important but I also know that in Russia we started with a defeat and it was difficult (elimination in the 1st round, editor’s note). Everything is still between our feet, it depends on us.»



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