Tuesday January 12 2021
Boniek: 'Zielinski can be better than De Bruyne'

Poland Federation President Zibi Boniek claims Napoli midfielder Piotr Zielinski ‘could become even better than Kevin de Bruyne.’

Polish legend Boniek spoke to Radio Kiss Kiss about Zielinski’s progress for the Serie A side.

“Zielinski is a player with pure technique. He can shake off a marker with a single touch, he’s unpredictable, and becoming a father will help him to become even more mature,” said the President of the Polish FA.

“If he scored more goals, Zielinski could become even better than Manchester City's De Bruyne. Piotr is capable of scoring in any way and also provides many assists.

“He is extraordinary and therefore has to perform at the level of an extraordinary player.”

There is another Poland international at Napoli who is not playing at all, as Arkadiusz Milik was frozen out following a contract dispute.

“If he stays at Napoli after the January transfer window, then I think it’s safe to assume he won’t be able to participate in the Euros with Poland.

“I am surprised by this situation, and I understand Napoli, who helped the player a great deal. His agents could’ve been behaved differently and it makes me angry that they got to this point.”