master of poland ‘Heart stopped’ during Argentina’s tense match – Gapuran Sport
Chesslaw Michniwicz, head coach, admitted that he He suffered a “heart stop” during Poland’s 2-0 win over Argentina, which saw his team eliminated from the World Cup last 16 on goal difference.
As Group C heads into the final round of the tournament, Mexico conceded the final goal in their 2-1 victory over Saudi Arabia to send Poland through after it seemed for most of the second half that they would only attack. according to fair play rules
Second-half goals from Premier League duo Alexis MacAllister and Julian Alvarez saw Argentina advance as group winners. after lionel Messi sees controversial penalty awarded by Wojciech Szczesny
Poland will face defending champions France in the round of 16, while Argentina will face Australia.
Perhaps fittingly, in the closing stages at Stadium 974, everyone was thrilled as Poland’s fairer play rankings made them roar at Mexico’s expense. Progress came from receiving 3 fewer yellow cards after Alvarez’ attack.
Grzegorz Krychowiak’s yellow card with 12 minutes remaining shortened the distance and Michniewicz revealed he was concerned.
Argentine fans hold a sign in memory of Maradona
“We had an agreement that only me and the technicians would understand what happened in the Mexico game. I once sent some information to Robert. (Lewandowski),” he said.
“My heart stopped a bit when Grzegorz Krychowiak got a yellow card. We knew it was three points and fair play had been taken into account.
“So Piotr Zielinski should have left, but we replaced Krychowiak because for five minutes we were unable to dominate the game. and cannot be replaced As he received a second yellow card
“My technical staff told me there were only two or three different yellow cards, so it was very close. We were in a difficult moment when we were 2-0 up.
“Krychowiak’s mistake might lead us back to the inn and pack up. But now I hear that we will meet France.
“I told them to avoid stupid cards. We are doing everything to avoid provocation. Avoid talking to the referee.”
Poland qualified from the group stage at the World Cup for the first time since 1986 and Mischniewicz wants to focus on that positive despite the negative performances.
“We lost this game, it was very important, but sometimes those defeats are bittersweet – or both sweet and bitter – this was our case. We lost but we made it through,” he added.
“After many years We have moved on to the next step. I would like to congratulate my team and my entire team.
“We are very happy with it. We work hard we got four points The rules were clear from the start. We know what counts is the door. But also the yellow card.
The game in Doha ended three minutes before the final whistle went off at Lusail Stadium, where Mexico conceded the final goal as Polish players crowded around the stadium screens – celebrating wildly.
at that point Argentina secured the top spot as they recovered from a shock defeat to Saudi Arabia in their opener in Qatar.
Manager Lionel Scaloni said the result should serve as a warning ahead of Australia’s clash. in which Argentina will be one of the favorites
“Maybe we didn’t play well against Saudi Arabia. But we have a chance to win,” he said.
“We ended up losing. So every match is difficult. And if you think the match against Australia will be easy, you are wrong.”
“When you lose you have to move on You can’t continue thinking about that defeat. We have two more games to play. And now we’re through We knew we had to win the rest of the games.”