Szczesny Hoping to Face Czechs

  • Last Updated: June 10 2012, 15:28 BST

Poland and Arsenal star Wojciech Szczesny is still hoping he will play again at Euro 2012.

Wojciech Szczesny: Gave away penalty

Szczesny was sent-off in Poland's opening game with Greece and also gave away a penalty.

The match ended 1-1 as his understudy Przemylaw Tyton saved Girogios Karagounis's spot-kick.

Szczesny will now miss Poland's next game with Russia, but will be available for the final group game with Czech Republic.

"I won't play against Russia," said Szczesny.

"But it is up to him [Franciszek Smuda] if I play against the Czechs. It is hard to say.

"Tyton played really well and if he does the same against Russia then he will probably keep his place in the team."

Szczesny was delighted with Tyton's efforts after he called into the action.

"It would have been worse but he saved brilliantly. It eased the pressure on me," he continued.

"For their goal I was trying to get in front of everyone but we all collided. A typical mess in the box really.

"Now I'm obviously very disappointed to miss the game against Russia.

"I was hoping to play every single game and be a part of this team but, as I said, there's not a lot I can do. I will try to support my team-mates and just hope for the best.

"It's not a horrible start, we could have lost the game against Greece.

"We are disappointed because we dropped two points, you could see the atmosphere in the changing room after the game that we're all disappointed.

"But at the same time the tournament is not over, we've got two games to go and I hope we can win both and get through to the quarter-finals."