West Brom management and supporters may have been pleased with what they saw during the UEFA Nations League clash between Bosnia-Herzegovina and Poland last night if they were watching.
The visitors ran out 2-1 winners in Zenica and Baggies winger Kamil Grosicki came to the fore for Jerzy Brzeczek’s side, providing the assist for Kamil Glik’s equaliser on the stroke of half-time before netting the winner midway through the second half, his 13th international goal.
The 32-year-old was WhoScored‘s man of the match and gave an all-action display for his team, with three shots (two on target), two key passes and eight crosses on the night the most of any Poland player for each metric.
Having signed for Albion from Hull in January, he had to be patient in waiting to get his chance in Slaven Bilic’s starting XI, often restricted to a substitute role as the manager opted for Callum Robinson on the left wing. However, Grosicki enjoyed a spell of starts towards the end of the promotion-winning campaign and netted in the 4-2 win over his former club at the start of July (as per TransferMarkt).
He and Robinson look set to battle it out again for the left winger position at The Hawthorns, with the Republic of Ireland international having a medical today ahead of his impending permanent arrival from Sheffield United, from whom he was on loan with the Baggies last term.
While Grosicki excelled for his country in recent days, though, the Irishman was restricted to two substitute appearances without a goal as he endured the frustration of a 0-1 defeat at home to Finland on Sunday. The 25-year-old tried his hardest to find a route to goal, though, recording two shots and three key passes during his 31 minutes on the pitch in Dublin (as per WhoScored).
Who should be West Brom's first choice left winger this season?
Grady Diangana, who joined permanently from West Ham last week, frequently started on the left flank during his loan spell in 2019/20 before a hamstring injury ruled him out during the winter months (as per TransferMarkt). He may find himself playing on the right more often this term, however, with Matheus Pereira potentially operating in a number 10 role now that Filip Krovinovic has returned to Benfica following the end of his loan move.
The battle between Grosicki and Robinson for the left winger role promises to be an intriguing one. Based on the form that they carry into the new season, the Poland international may have a bigger role to play at West Brom in 2020/21 after being limited to just four starts for Bilic’s side last term.
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