Defender Michał Pazdan has been forced to leave the Poland national team camp. "We raced against time with his elbow injury, we did our best to prepare him for Friday's game but we lost," said team doctor Jacek Jaroszewski. "Michał won't be able to play against Germany so we decided to send him home."
Karol Linetty is also struggling, Jaroszewski explaining: "Jakub Błaszczykowski took a free-kick at today's practice and accidentally hit Karol Linetty's head with it. Karol doesn't feel too well and will rest in his room, but it doesn't look dangerous."
Kamil Glik is drawing on Poland's 2-0 home win against Germany last October as his team prepare for the crucial Group D fixture on Friday. "Before the first match in Warsaw nobody believed we could beat them, but we did," said the Torino captain, who also holds a German passport. "Impossible is nothing in football. Of course, every game has its own story, but I hope this Friday's tale will be also good for us.
"I can see that in general, more and more teams in Europe want to avoid Poland as opponent what means we've become a good team," the 27-year-old added. "We have nothing to lose in Frankfurt. We want to confirm our qualities."
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