POLAND manager Micha Probierz stated that he “only wants to call-up those who will lead us to victory” after leaving Saints defender Jan Bednarek out of his team.
The 27-year-old has 52 caps for Poland and started both of the country’s internationals last month before being forced off due to injury.
Poland is currently fourth in Group E of European Championship qualifying, with only six points from the first five goals.
Only the Faroe Islands have conceded more goals (10) than the Eagles’ eight, including three in a late defeat to 159th-ranked Moldova.
Bednarek has been a constant in Russell Martin’s defense this season, missing just the defeat to Leicester due to an injury sustained on international duty
In an interview with PSN Futbol ahead of Poland’s October qualifiers against the Faroe Islands and Moldova, Probierz explained why he left the Southampton defender out of his team.
“Every selector has the right to choose whoever they want.” I spoke with Jan; I respect every player, and it has not been stated that he is no longer a member of the team.
“It’s also not like the media portrays him as the scapegoat for the team.” Today, I just decided to concentrate on a group of people who, in my opinion, will win six points in the following two games.
“I can understand that not everyone will be happy with my opinion, but keep in mind that we are observing many other players and I won’t be able to satisfy everyone with my choices. I only want to call-up those who are to lead us to victory.”