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Racing Post - Euro 2020 - 2021-06-03

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SCOUTING REPORT

EURO 2020 GROUP E

Manager Paulo Sousa The Portuguese has overseen just four matches since taking over the baton from Jerzy Brzeczek in January, but shifting to a threeman defence shows he is keen to adopt more attack-minded tactics. Record P 4 W 1 D 2 L 1 All games Strengths • Boast arguably the best striker in the world • Have two top-class keepers • Majority of squad play in one of Europe’s top leagues Weaknesses • Depend on Lewandowski • Susceptible at the back • Manager yet to settle on his strongest 11 Prospects It looks a straight shootout between Poland and Sweden for second and the Poles are narrowly preferred by the layers. But it is easy to get sucked in by the presence of Lewandowski, who has struggled to make a real impact for his country, and a last-16 berth may be the best they can hope for. Inside info Paul Szczerbakowicz Commentator Poland have qualified for seven out of the last ten international tournaments, but barring the Euros in 2016, they haven’t got out of the group. Their attack is reliant on Robert Lewandowski and defence has often been their Achilles heel.

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