On Tuesday, the saga related to the selection of the new head coach of the Polish national team officially ended. Ultimately, Cezary Kulesza bet on Fernando Santos. The Portuguese has signed a contract until 2026 and his first main goal will be to qualify for the 2024 European Championship.
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Cezary Kulesza revealed what he heard from Fernando Santos. It’s about the Polish team
On Tuesday, the selector took part in a press conference. The Portuguese spoke, among other things, about the coaching staff and revealed in what language he would communicate with the players. Santos did not say anything about the level of the Polish national team, but he revealed a bit more about it in a private conversation with Cezary Kulesza, about which the president of the Polish Football Association told Polsat.
– I spoke to the coach and he said that the players in our national team have too little faith in their abilities. That somewhere in these big tournaments this faith is weak. So the coach will probably work to build the players and let them know that they are good players – said Kulesza in the “Gość events” program.-
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Now Fernando Santos can focus on preparing the team for the upcoming qualifiers for the European Championship 2024. First, the Polish national team will face the Czech Republic on March 24. Three days later, he will face Albania. The remaining rivals of the Poles will be the Faroe Islands and Moldova. The greatest opponents of the Poles in the qualifying rounds, i.e. the Czechs, wrote about the employment of Santos. “We are curious about the potential and long-term project of a coach who is now 68 years old and nearing the end of his career.” – we read.