Adam Nawałka's pre-match presser: Poland have belief, but know Germany game will be difficult

The manager and his players believe they can defeat the world champions.

Adam Nawałka's pre-match presser: Poland have belief, but know Germany game will be difficult
(From left to right) Jakub Błaszczykowski, Adam Nawałka and Lukasz Piszczek take the media's questions. (Photo: Handout/UEFA via Getty Images)

Ahead of tomorrow's clash with Germany, Adam Nawałka has stressed that his Poland team have full belief in their ability to upset the world champions.

His thoughts are understandable too: Germany never got into full flow despite beating the Ukraine 2-0 on Sunday, while Poland actually defeated Joachim Löw's side in qualifying for Euro 2016.

Nawałka realises it won't be an easy task, of course, but he sees no reason why his team cannot come away with all three points on Thursday night.

Can confidence be the key?

Despite Poland coming up against arguably the best team in the world tomorrow, there is certainly no sense of fear in the camp.

Speaking to the media on Wednesday, Jakub Błaszczykowski, who accompanied his manager to the press conference, stressed Poland's desire to dominate the match tomorrow.

"We are aware of how good they are and how difficult it is to get control of the game against them," he conceded, but that doesn't mean that the Poles won't be aiming - or able - to do so.

"Germany are a great team, but we will try to control the game like we did against Northern Ireland."

Nawałka too, was very positive going into the game.

He recognises that Poland are facing "one of the best teams in the world," and so "it is going to be very, very difficult." Yet, he is not phased, saying that the team "believe" in themselves.

"Every game here is a special day for us. We are proud we are here representing Poland."

Quizzed about the 2-0 victory for his side when they last met Germany, he described the result as "a really important moment for the development of this team," but urged the media not to treat it as such a shock.

"With our good players, such important wins would have come around sooner or later," he said, and he will be hoping another one is on the cards tomorrow.

Adam Nawałka was all smiles on Wednesday afternoon. (Photo: Handout/UEFA via Getty Images)
Adam Nawałka was all smiles on Wednesday afternoon. (Photo: Handout/UEFA via Getty Images)