Important change. This is the lineup we are going to play against the Netherlands today

The national team selector doesn’t say it directly, he stays calm during meetings with the media, but it must be admitted: his plan for the European Championships has gone awry.

Robert Lewandowski will not play against the Netherlands, and who knows whether he will have time to recover from the biceps femoris injury before the second match in the group phase with Austria (June 21). Paweł Dawidowicz, who was supposed to be the team’s main defender, is complaining about an injury again. In addition, there were health problems with another key player – Karol Świderski.

There is a fate for Dawidowicz. Due to injuries, he has missed all important events in the national team in recent years. Since his great performance against England under Paulo Sousa in 2021, Dawidowicz has played only one really important match for the national team – the play-off against Wales in March this year, in which he performed flawlessly for 120 minutes.

Unfortunately, everything indicates that the Hellas Verona defender will not recover from his right leg injury. The footballer did not train with the team throughout his stay in Germany. In the sparring match against Turkey (2:1), he left the pitch as a precaution after the first half, but his health condition did not improve.

The third very important player for the team is Świderski. In this case, the information is more optimistic. The striker has at least started training with the rest of the team and there are many indications that he will play against the Netherlands, the question is whether he will play from the beginning. Świderski injured his ankle in an unusual way during the match against Turkey. He jumped out celebrating the goal and fell badly. The player had ankle problems already during the season and re-injured it.

Dawidowicz will most likely be replaced by Bartosz Salamon. The Lech defender surprises the national team with his self-confidence and calmness, despite his little experience in the national team (only 14 appearances). However, since Salamon returned to the team, he has not disappointed.

Everything indicates that we will see Adam Buksa in attack on Sunday. The Antalyaspor player is healthy, has had a good season in the Turkish league (16 goals) and performed solidly in friendly matches against Ukraine and Turkey. Let us remind you that, according to behind-the-scenes information, Buksa had the least chance of going to the Euro in Germany. However, everything changed when Arkadiusz Milik was injured, and then two other attackers.

Michał Probierz confirmed which players he trusted during the match against Turkey. Only random events caused the coach to make changes to the squad. Perhaps, with one exception. The biggest winner of the June training camp is Kacper Urbański. The youngest player in the national team had to enter the pitch suddenly twice due to injuries to his teammates (Milik and Lewandowski), and he only gained in the coach’s eyes.

In friendly matches, he showed courage in taking actions, wisdom in playing actions, and an attack on goal. He wanted to do something with every ball, he was looking for more difficult solutions, he shouted on the pitch: ‘I’m here!’ If we see him in the first team against the Netherlands, it will be the most understandable decision of the coach.

The Poland-Netherlands match will take place on June 16 at 3 p.m.

Expected lineup for the match against the Netherlands:

Poland: Wojciech Szczęsny – Jan Bednarek, Bartosz Salamon, Jakub Kiwior – Przemysław Frankowski, Jakub Piotrowski, Bartosz Slisz, Piotr Zieliński, Nicola Zalewski, Kacper Urbański – Adam Buksa.

And this is a big blow for Touchstone. The absence of Lewandowski and Dawidowicz destroys the coach’s concept. The coach saw Dawidowicz as the national team’s defensive leader.