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Bereszynski: “Unity is Poland’s biggest strength”

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Bereszynski: “Unity is Poland’s biggest strength”

Bartosz Bereszynski believes that Poland’s unity is the team’s biggest strength going into Euro 2020, which finally kicks off – after a yearlong delay – on 11 June.

We caught up with the Polish full-back before the end of the 2020/21 season to hear his thoughts on the upcoming tournament.

“Every match I play for Poland is a huge honour for me,” said Bereszynski. “I feel a great sense of responsibility when I wear the jersey that represents such a big country, with over 40 million fans. It will be a different kind of tournament to the ones that have gone before, because it’s being played in lots of different countries – there’s no precedent for that. It’ll be great to see fans back in the stands too. We always have lots of Polish fans and they’ll be behind us from the first minute to the last.”

It’s been a gruelling year for footballers all over the world – and Bereszynski is clear that the Poland squad’s mentality will need to be right if the team are to perform well.

“The most important factor is mental preparation,” he said. “We can’t make mistakes like we did at the last World Cup. We need to prepare physically and mentally. Our biggest strength is the collective, the team. We have [Robert] Lewandowski, but what really counts is unity – you can see that from history. Together, we’re stronger. Maybe I shouldn’t say this, but I believe we can go all the way.”

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