The Poland coach shows his sympathy for Lewandowski after he missed a penalty against Mexico

Doha: Poland national team players have affirmed their support for team captain Robert Lewandowski, who is deeply affected after he missed a penalty kick against Mexico, which ended in a goalless draw, today, Tuesday, in the first round of Group C of the FIFA World Cup currently in course in Qatar. Lewandowski failed to use the opportunity to score his first goal of the tournament, when he took the penalty in the 58th minute, but Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa saved brilliantly, in a strong match that took place at the “974” stadium. The Barcelona striker carries Poland’s hopes on his shoulders, while Czeslaw Mishnevic, coach of the Polish national team, admitted Lewandowski was upset over missing the penalty when he entered the dressing room. “I sympathize with him – said the Poland coach -. I know very well how the captain feels when he misses a penalty.” He added: “He was very affected by that issue, and we have a screen in the dressing room, and Lewandowski watched the strike again. He has to deal with this issue himself and he knows how to deal with those situations. As a group, we will try to help him and we know that It will help us in future”. The Polish national team is in Group C, together with Saudi Arabia and Argentina, where their match ended in a 1-2 win for Saudi Arabia today, Tuesday. (dpa)