” It was not an easy time. Everyone was waiting for explanations, information. Unfortunately, it affected people who died. It is a very difficult situation. When the facts were cleared up, we regained our composure and focused on what we had to do. “.
Thus spoke, Friday, at a press conference, Robert Lewandowski (34 years old, 134 caps, 76 goals, double record with Poland), evoking how he and his teammates had been affected by the fall of a missile , Tuesday in the south of the country. This projectile hit the Polish village of Przewodow, near the Ukrainian border, killing two men and raising fears of a major escalation in the Russian-led war in Ukraine.
Poland still beat Chile (1-0) in a friendly
While Kyiv initially accused Moscow of targeting Polish territory, Warsaw and NATO contradicted these claims by claiming that the explosion was caused by a Ukrainian air defense missile fired to intercept a Russian fire aimed at civilian infrastructure.
At the time of the explosion, the Polish selection was still in Warsaw to prepare for a friendly match against Chile (won 1-0, Wednesday)before joining Doha to compete in the World Cup, against Mexico (Tuesday), before facing Saudi Arabia (Saturday 26 November) and Argentina (Wednesday 30).