Lewandowski: ‘Losing Argentina was a lucky defeat’

Lewandowski: ‘Losing Argentina was a lucky defeat’


Striker Robert Lewandowski admitted Poland was lucky to receive tickets to the round of 16 despite a comprehensive defeat against Argentina in the last leg of Group C of the World Cup 2022.

“Personally, I have never experienced a match like this,” Lewandowski said in an interview with TVP Sport after Poland lost 0-2 to Argentina on the evening of November 30. “It can be said that this is a lucky defeat. We have been waiting for the round of 16 of the World Cup for many years.”
In the last match of Group C at 974, Poland was completely inferior. They had only 26% possession of the ball, fired four shots and none of them were on target. In contrast, Argentina finished 23 times, and almost half of the direction was on goal.
After escaping a goal in the first half because Lionel Messi missed a penalty kick, Poland conceded twice in the first half of the second half. They were eliminated if a defender failed to break the ball on the goal line by striker Lautaro Martinez, or in the match at the same time Mexico recognized a third goal against Saudi Arabia.
After three games, Poland is second with four points, ahead of Mexico due to goal difference. They were at the top of the group Argentina to win tickets to the next round.

Lewandowski celebrates 'happy defeat' as Poland advances

According to Lewandowski, it is understandable that Poland is inferior to Argentina. The attacking ability of the Eastern European team still has many problems. Besides, conceding in the 46th minute made many Polish players lose faith in a good result.
“This is not a game for strikers. I had to step back to help defend, but I realize it is very important. In terms of our ability, getting through the group stage is a success. “, the 34-year-old striker admitted.
In the 1/8 round, Poland will meet the top team of Group D, defending champion France. According to Lewandowski, this is a big challenge, maybe even more pressure than Argentina. Along with Brazil and Portugal, France is one of the three teams that won tickets to the 1/8 round one match early. In the last match, they only used two regular players to start, so they lost 0-1 to Tunisia, but still led Group D.
“We should go into the next game with a smile on our faces, as proud and confident as possible. As long as the ball is in play, try to give your best to feel proud after the game,” Lewandowski said. .
Phản ứng của Messi sau khi hỏng phạt đền. Ảnh: AMA.
Teammate Grzegorz Krychowiak shared the same opinion with Lewandowski. According to the midfielder who played in France for Bordeaux, Reims and PSG, France is strong in all three lines. To surprise, Poland needs to play differently compared to the loss to Argentina, especially when it comes to ball control. “It is up to us to cause problems for France and create surprises. But to do that, we have to improve. We can hold out for a long time, but the whole game is difficult. We also have to improve. need to be dangerous in the attack phase, “said Krychowiak.
Poland won two bronze medals at the 1974 and 1982 World Cups. From 1990 to 2018, they participated three times and were eliminated in the group stage. Meanwhile, since 1998, France has won the championship twice and runner-up once.
The match France – Poland will take place on December 4, at Al Thumama Stadium, Doha, Qatar. The winner of this pairing will advance to the quarter-finals to meet the winner of the England – Senegal pair.

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