POLISH boss Czeslaw Michniewicz has been obtaining World Cup guidance from Jose Mourinho, Max Allegri, Steven Gerrard and Xavi on how to defeat the French.
But striker Arkadiusz Milik reckons there is only one particular way to prevent Kylian Mbappe… with a bike.
Poland boss Czeslaw Michniewicz has been searching for suggestions from supervisors on how to conquer FranceCredit: EPA
He has spoken to previous Chelsea supervisor Jose MourinhoCredit score: AP
He also spoke with previous Aston Villa supervisor Steven GerrardCredit history: Getty
Michniewicz has been revelling in his ‘Polish Mourinho’ nickname soon after pulling off a defensive master course to steer his nation as a result of to the last 16 in Qatar.
And he would make totally no apologies for his careful method in advance of today’s clash with the defending champions at the Al Thumama Stadium.
He states: “When I hear all the criticism, I can only smile.
“Because all the teams who have been not defensive and let their opponents rating very easily in the group phase are currently back at house and looking at on Television set.
“We were very good at defending and our reward is a sport from the environment champions. If we can earn towards France, we could turn into the upcoming champions.
“The comparisons with Mourinho are out of date but I will just notify you that soccer is all about successful trophies and remaining successful.
“I have spoken with Mourinho, Allegri, Xavi, Steven Gerrard, Fabio Cannavaro and all the other coaches who have helped to put together my players so effectively for this event.
“And I hope this is not my previous possibility to thank them from the bottom of my coronary heart.
“We always dreamed of leaving the team stage and we don’t treatment about any thoughts of our group.
“The fourth of December in Poland is Barborka, the miner’s national holiday getaway, and we will do our best to celebrate the day with victory towards a wonderful opponent.”
But Juventus striker Milik is aware just how hard the job will be towards French superstar Mbappe and states: “How do we halt him? With scooters!
“He is just one of the finest players in the globe and he is so rapid that it will be hard to retain up with him devoid of a bike.
“So we will need to perform collectively and have incredibly good co-procedure since no-1 will be ready to prevent him on their possess.”
But Milik thinks that Poland also have an ace up their sleeve in his Juve crew-mates Wojciech Szczesny, whose two penalty will save were sufficient to see them via the team stages on target distinction.
He suggests: “I am not certain why people are surprised by Wojciech, mainly because it is not as if he has just started out to be a good keeper out listed here in Qatar.
“He has been displaying his benefit for a extremely lengthy time and has performed for some superb clubs.
“So we all knew what we could count on from him and we’re so joyful that he is in these kinds of fantastic condition.
“He has aided us a good deal to get to this round and I hope he reveals his finest in opposition to France.”