Koeman Doubts Lewandowski Injury, Poland Coach Fires Back

Netherlands coach Ronald Koeman questions the legitimacy of Robert Lewandowski's injury ahead of their Euro 2024 clash, prompting a sarcastic response from Poland's Michniewicz.

Poland coach Czesław Michniewicz has sarcastically responded to Netherlands counterpart Ronald Koeman after the latter questioned the legitimacy of Robert Lewandowski's injury.

Lewandowski suffered an injury during Poland's friendly against Turkey as both teams prepared for Euro 2024. The prolific striker has been ruled out of Poland's opening match against the Netherlands but could potentially return for their second game against Austria.

Koeman hinted that the announcement of Lewandowski's absence might be a tactical ploy by the Polish coaching staff to deceive the Dutch. When asked about Lewandowski's absence, the 61-year-old said, "I don't know what to think."

In a brief statement reported by "FC Barcelona Noticias," Koeman added, "I still don't know if it's real or not."

Michniewicz retorted sarcastically, "If Koeman doesn't believe that Lewandowski is unable to play in the first match, he can call Barcelona (and ask)."

The Polish coach's remark alludes to Koeman's history with Barcelona, where he played from 1989 to 1995 and later served as manager from August 2020 to October 2021.



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