Rio Ferdinand slams Poland’s tactics and says they need to play Robert Lewandowski higher up the pitch

‘The fewer shots, and you have the best striker in the world, it doesn’t make sense!’: Rio Ferdinand slams Poland’s tactics and insists they have to ‘take a bigger risk’ and play Robert Lewandowski higher up the pitch

  • Rio Ferdinand criticized Czesław Michniewicz for his tactics with Poland
  • He said the Polish boss had to take ‘a bit of a risk’ against France
  • Ferdinand said Michniewicz needed to play Robert Lewandowski further up the pitch
  • The former footballer described Lewandowski as the best striker in the world

Rio Ferdinand has slammed Czesław Michniewicz for the way he deployed Robert Lewandowski at the 2022 World Cup.

He said Michniewicz needed to take “a bit of a risk” and play Lewandowski higher up the pitch if he wanted Poland to succeed against France.

Ferdinand – who has described Lewandowski as the best striker in the world – shared his thoughts ahead of Poland’s latest clash with France at Al Thumama Stadium.

Ferdinand criticized Czesław Michniewicz for the way he deploys Lewandowski

Speaking ahead of the game on Sunday afternoon, Gary Lineker said: “It’s [Lewandowski] so isolated, isn’t it?’.

To which Ferdinand responded by saying: “We watched the match against Argentina. You have the best striker in the world, one of the two best alongside Benzema.

“Give him a chance to have chances in goal. They have to take a bit of a risk. I know that if you open yourself up too much, you can leave yourself open.

Ferdinand said Michniewicz should take

Ferdinand said Michniewicz needed to take ‘a bit of a risk’ and play Lewandowski higher

Ferdinand described Lewandowski as the best striker in the world but said he was isolated

Ferdinand described Lewandowski as the best striker in the world but said he was isolated

“The fewest shots on target, and you have one of the best strikers in the world, it doesn’t make sense.” You have to get on the pitch, bring the players closer to him.

“You have to get people from midfield or a 10 to get close to him. He often plays against top defenders at international 2v1 level.

“When there are no forwards, no midfield at hand. It’s almost impossible sometimes.

He shared his thoughts ahead of the latest clash between Poland and France at Al Thumama Stadium.

He shared his thoughts ahead of the latest clash between Poland and France at Al Thumama Stadium.

Mauricio Pochettino added: “You need people from the second row. The example is Japan, they have players to manage.

“I’m really sorry for Lewandowski against Argentina. He was so isolated. That’s the approach we have to see tonight.

Lineker went on to say, “If you can give him the serve, he’s as good a No. 9 as there is in the world game.”

Leave a Comment