Arcadios Melik After arriving at the training camp, he complained of pain in his left knee. He was injured at the end of the last round of the French League when a Metz player kicked him in the knee. As a result, the Polish striker got a damaged cat and his performance in the European Championship was seriously questioned.
“Lost the fight”?
However, in recent days, he seems to be getting better with Milik’s knee. The player has been training with the team since Thursday. The first half an hour and more and more in the following days. When two training sessions took place on Friday, he participated in both, although he missed sessions when the training matches started.
It was said that the match with Iceland would be the last test for Arkadiusz Milik. Paulo Sousa would have him sparring even for several minutes to see if his knee could handle it in match conditions. His departure for the euro was supposed to depend on that. If the pain turned out to be too great, the coach thought about assigning a player from the reserve list in his place. Most likely Sebastian Szymansky, wrote David Simcak, journalist at sport.pl.
On Sunday, there was a turning point in Milik’s situation. The striker did not train with the team and stayed at the hotel with the physiotherapist. – The medical staff was collapsing as if in a boiling state, they prepared a plan to bring the player to full fitness, the footballer also worked hard in the gym. Dr. Jacek Jaruzewski did not answer any questions. After the sessions, it looked as if the battle had been lost and the team would have to tackle the tournament without the 27-year-old – We read in “Przegląd Sportowy”.
Melek’s decision on Monday
The final decision on Milik’s participation in the Euro will be made on Monday. On Tuesday, the Polish national team will play the last sparring before the start of the tournament. He will face Iceland. Starting at 18.
The possible absence of Milik, who appeared in 59 matches, scored fifteen goals and provided sixteen assists, would be a significant weakening of the Polish national team’s attack. Another striker, Krzysztof Pi±tek, who sustained an ankle injury two weeks ago, will not play in the Euros. So in attack, coach Paulo Sousa will be at his disposal Robert Lewandowski, David Konaki, Karol Schwedersky and Jacob Schwerchuk. There is no attacker in the backup list.
The European Championship will start on June 11 with the Turkey-Italy match at the Olympic Stadium in Rome. Three days later, the Poles will play Slovakia (June 14, St. Petersburg), then with Spain (June 19, Seville) and Sweden (June 23, Saint Petersburg).
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