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10 touches in the opposition box: Breaking down Hull City star’s international numbers

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It has been an up and down season for Hull City so far and the side seem to have struggled to find stability under new boss Grant McCann. 

McCann took over in the summer after Nigel Adkins decided not to renew his contract with the Tigers.

Under the new boss, Hull are currently 16th, having won three games, drawn four and lost five–seven points below the play-offs and five points above the relegation zone.

The Tigers seem to blow hot and cold almost on a game by game basis but there are a number of players who have been consistently impressive.

Among those is winger Kamil Grosicki, who has four goals and an assist to his name already and looks set for yet another impressive season in the Championship.

The 31-year-old has been representing Poland during the break and we put a spotlight on his performances to see if he has carried his impressive club form onto the international stage.

It was a successful international break for Poland, who picked up wins in both games, defeating Latvia 3-0 and North Macedonia 2-0, and kept their place at the summit of UEFA Euro 2020 Qualification Group G.

Grosicki was a regular fixture for Jerzy Brzęczek’s side, starting both games on the left-hand side of an attacking midfield three. The 31-year-old featured for 144 minutes in total, having been subbed off in the 77th minute in both games.

As he has been for the Tigers this season, Grosicki was a live wire through those 144 minutes, contributing two assists–both coming against Latvia and both being finished by Robert Lewandowski.

The Hull winger offered much more than just those two moments in terms of link-up play, providing six shot assists in total and finishing with a pass accuracy of 92.1%.

As we have seen at the KCOM Stadium over the past few years, Grosicki offers a real goal threat and he was involved in the box regularly for Poland over the break–taking 10 touches in the opposition box.

One of the winger’s strengths is the way he drives his sides forward and that was on show again over the weekend as he produced seven progressive runs.

Grosicki’s strong performances for his national side are certainly good news for McCann, the club and the fans as it means the 31-year-old is likely returning to the club full of confidence.

You would imagine that if Hull are to climb higher up the Championship table after the international break the Poland international would likely have to play an important role, and it looks as if he is in the form to do that.

Where will Hull City finish this season?

Top six

Top six

Top half

Top half

Bottom half

Bottom half

Relegated

Relegated

Bristol-born, London-based sports journalist at Snack Media. University of Brighton and NA graduate

ScoopDragon Football News Network

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