Krzysztof Piątek referred to the critical words spoken against him by coach Pál Dárdai after his defeat in the derby with Union Berlin (0: 2).
The center-forward went to the November training camp of the Polish national team in a not entirely good mood, because before his arrival to Spain he did not appear on the pitch in the league game against Bayer Leverkusen (1-1).
Soon after, the coach of Hertha admitted in the media that he had not decided to send the 26-year-old into the fight, because he is not satisfied with the way he moves around the pitch and the way he plays.
Such critical words against Krzysztof Piątek by the Hungarian coach suggested that he would not be able to count on anything more than just entering the field from the bench in the near future.
The Polish representative, however, was given a chance to demonstrate the presented skills in the starting line-up of the team from Berlin in the Derby match with Union in the absence of Stevan Jovetic.
The central striker did not take advantage of it, because he was changed after an hour of play with the opponent of the “Old Lady” having a two-goal advantage. After the meeting, he was asked to refer to Pál Dárdai’s earlier statement.
– I talked to the coach this week after returning from the national team, because many negative words were said before. We sat down and talked privately about what I can do better. I also shared my observations with him. It seems to me that together we can do something better. It was a good conversation for both of us. We are in one wheelchair – the 26-year-old admitted in an interview with Viaplay.
– The coach knows well what my and the team’s situation is, that these goal opportunities are not created. That’s why I have to fight for the team first, press well, win the top balls and play better with my back to the goal. I think I won a lot of balls today, but we didn’t create anything else. We still have to train hard – added Piątek.
The Polish representative recorded a goal and an assist in seven matches played so far.