WROCLAW, Poland: Czech captain Tomas Rosicky insists his team will not play for a draw when they tackle Poland in their final Euro 2012 Group A match here on Saturday.A draw will be enough for the Czechs to progress to the knock-out rounds unless Greece beat Russia in the other game.
Poland have to win to reach the quarter-finals while the Czech Republic know only a victory will ensure their passage.“We can’t start the match thinking that a draw is enough, we have to go into it with victory in mind, otherwise we will have a lot of worries and concerns,” said the 31-year-old Arsenal midfielder.
“We don’t want to just defend for a draw, we have to be proactive from the beginning. We have to play as we did in the first half against Greece, without speculating (on the other result). We must play at 100 per cent or we could lose.”Rosicky himself may not play as he is struggling with a calf problem that has kept him out of training since Tuesday’s 2-1 win over Greece.
Polanski vows to wreak Czech carnage Midfielder Eugen Polanski says Poland will show no mercy to the Czech Republic when the two sides meet in an all or nothing Euro 2012 Group A decider on Saturday.
Poland must win to reach the knock-out rounds for the first time in their history in the European Championships while the Czechs know that anything other than a win could see them eliminated.A draw might be enough for the Czechs, unless Greece beat Russia, whereas for Poland it’s win or bust. And Polanski promised a frantic effort.