WARSAW: Polish midfielder Mariusz Lewandowski said hell face co-hosts Austria at Euro 2008 even with a cast on his ankle, the daily Dziennik reported yesterday.
The recently-injured footballer missed a training session on Monday but is expected to play in todays Group B game against co- hosts Austria.
The teams doctor were due to make the final decision later last night, but told Dziennik that Lewandowskis health is improving by the hour, and if that continues hell be ready for the match with Austria.
Michal Listkiewicz, head of the Polish football federation (PZPN), told Dziennik he was sure Lewandowski would be ready.
I asked Mariusz if hell be able to play on Thursday. He assured me hell take the field, even if he had to put on a cast, Listkiewicz said. dpa