“Military” lost seven consecutive matches in Ekstraklasa, which is the worst series in over 80 years. Previously, when it happened, the team was relegated from the league and although it now seems like an unlikely scenario, the team is currently in the penultimate position in the table.
Dariusz Mioduski, the owner of Legia, referred to the whole situation in an interview with the club’s official website. He also confirmed that he wants to bring Marek Papszun, who is currently working with Raków Częstochowa.
– If it is not possible to hire him in winter, we are ready to wait until the end of the season. I believe that Marek Papszun, with appropriate working conditions, which are in Legia, is currently the best candidate to develop our team in the coming years – he said.
As Mioduski said, he wants to build a club with a coach “for whom the ethos of hard work combined with full professionalism is the credo of the coaching profession”.
At the same time, the club owner admitted making a mistake, which was to frequently change trainers and engage them under the pressure of result and time.
Moreover, Mioduski apologized for the disastrous results of Legia in the current season. – I understand the bitterness of the fans. I also feel angry and I know that the situation requires not only a diagnosis, but also decisive actions that we take – he assured. In his opinion, there are several reasons for the team’s current crisis, and he started noticing the first symptoms last season.
The head of Legia also said important words towards the players. In his opinion, the quality of the team rules out a situation where the club ends the round in the relegation zone, but players must show more and “show their strength in the dressing room and on the pitch, not in front of television cameras”. – There will be no sacred cows in Legia, I want to make it clear. Playing here is meant to be an honor, not a coupon, he said.
According to Mioduski, the series of defeats does not have a negative impact on the club’s finances.