Hertha furious at Polish Football Federation over Piatek performance

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WARSAW: Hertha BSC general director Michael Preetz has criticized the Polish Football Federation (PZPN) as “they broke the mutual agreement concerning Krzysztof Piatek’s performance in the UEFA Nations League match in Bosnia and Herzegovina on Monday.”
The German club was afraid that the striker would have to be quarantined after he returned to Berlin. In consequence they made an official request to PZPN to let Piatek not play against Bosnia and Herzegovina in Zenica on Monday. According to Hertha, the PZPN agreed.
“Piatek traveled to Bosnia against our agreement,” said Preetz in an interview for Kicker magazine on Sunday evening.
PZPN gave a quick response to these accusations. “It’s true Hertha wanted Piatek returning to Germany instead of playing in Bosnia and Herzegovina, but we didn’t give a green light. They even contacted FIFA, who claimed that there is no rule that allows clubs to demand such things from national teams,” said PZPN’s spokesman Jakub Kwiatkowsi to the local media on Monday. – Agencies