Poland says they will make a late call on whether their skipper Robert Lewandowski will feature in Thursday’s friendly with Scotland at Hampden Park. The Poles are preparing for a World Cup play-off final against Sweden or the Czech Republic next Tuesday and so will want to keep their key players for the playoffs which is more important.
Robert Lewandowski Unsure of Scotland Clash
The 33-year-old Bayern Munich star is his country’s record scorer with 74 goals in 128 games. Scotland captain Andy Robertson and striker Lyndon Dykes will miss out due to Covid and injury, respectively. Aaron Hickey – one of five potential Scotland debutants missed training on Wednesday with illness.
Czeslaw Michniewicz takes charge of Poland for the first time and he was asked if they have Robert Lewandowski, who scored twice on his previous visit to Hampden in 2015, the manager said: “We do consider the fan’s wishes and they will see Robert Lewandowski,” he said. “But will they see him on the pitch or not? That’s a different story.”
The manager also said: “We’re going to decide that tomorrow, but the fans will see Lewandowski tomorrow, so they can say the money they’ve paid out on tickets was money well spent. I know they’re a bit tight-fisted in Scotland.”
Tickets sold for the game are over 35,000 with £10 from each sale going to support Unicef’s efforts in Ukraine. Scotland had been due to play Ukraine this week, but the World Cup play-off semi-final has been postponed until June due to the crisis going on in Ukraine. F9r Poland, they got a bye to their final after Russia was thrown out of the qualifiers.