Zabrze hasn’t announced any preparation plans yet, but in July they will be going to a week-long camp in Austria.
Górnik will start preparations for the new season in a few days, Zabrze is still silent about the preparation plans before the start of the new season, which we remind you, will start on Friday, 21 July.
“Poldi” arranged the departure
The miners will return to training next week. However, not everyone will start out together. Defender Dominik Szala and midfielder Krzysztof Kolanko, who played in the last European Under-17 Championship, will be included in the first-team squad, and will be out until June 21. The same will be true for Richard Jensen and Erik Janza, who are on their respective national teams, Finland and Slovenia, who play matches in Euro 2024 qualifiers.
At the start of the preparations, Zabrze will train the facility. It will be until the end of June. Then, in early July, they will head to Austria, where many foreign teams are gearing up in the summer. There will be no shortage of partners when it comes to exciting sparring games. “Miners” a few years ago, but during the winter preparations, played a sparring match in this country with the champion Red Bull Salzburg – lost in February 2020 0:3.
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At that time, Jan Loscha, a former Górnik activist and club friend, was behind it all. Now everything is managed by Lukas Podolski. As for the “Poldi”, he himself will take part in the star match, which will be held on July 1 in Hannover. Stars like Kaka, Alessandro Del Piero, Deco, David Trezeguet, Julio Cesar and Marco Materazzi will appear there in one team, and a team consisting of … influencers in another. The 2014 world champion will play in this team.
An unusual game in Knurów
Returning to Górnik’s preparations and his first sparring match, it will take place on June 24, that is, the following Saturday. At 17.00 against the sixth team of the last league match will be Concordia Knurów, who are currently competing in the district class in group I. Everything will take place as part of the 100th anniversary of Concordia, a club with whom Górnik is very close. In the 1980s, it was practically an offshoot of the then Polish champion, and Waldemar Podolski – Lukas’ father also played there.
Many players from Knurów then went to Zabrze. We can mention, for example, names like Marek Kostrzewa, Piotr Egor, Krzysztof Zagórski, Jacek Wiśniewski or the Wolsztyńscy brothers. These great students, with Jerzy and Dariusz Dudek up front, will also be on the pitch on Saturday, 24 June. Two hours before the meeting between Concordia and Górnik, they will play a match between the players of the club from Knurów which was founded in August 1923.
In the photo: Miner preparation is about to start, azand Górnik’s summer camp in Austria is Lukas Podolski.
Photo. Dariusz Hermiesz/gornikzabrze.pl
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