TOMAS SOUCEK was on the end of a horror kick to the face which left him with grusome head scars.
The West Ham midfielder was on the scoresheet in the 1-1 draw with Poland but he bared the wounds of the match after.
Tomas Soucek was on the end of a horror kick to the face
EPASoucek was left bloodied from the challenge[/caption]
Soucek was involved in a tussle for the ball with Jan Bednarek and he found himself on the floor.
And when Bednarek followed through on a challenge he accidentally kicked Soucek in the face.
The Hammers star was left bloodied and pictures of him on the plane leaving Poland revealed the brutal scars he suffered from the kick.
Remarkably, Soucek managed the full 90 minutes and finished the match with bandaging around his head.
And that is not for the first time either, having showed the same bravery in West Ham colours.
Soucek’s equaliser in Warsaw keeps the Czechs’ chances of Euro 2024 qualification alive.
Poland did take the lead in the 38th minute through Piotrowski, who finished from close range for his debut goal in his second appearance for the national team.
But Soucek levelled after the break with a low shot towards the far post.
The Czechs are second on 12 points, two points behind leaders Albania — who qualified with a 1-1 draw away to Moldova earlier on Friday — and one point ahead of third-placed Poland.
They can seal their eighth successive appearance at the Euro finals on Monday when they host Moldova, in fourth on 10 points, needing at least a draw.
Poland, who played their final qualifying match in their bid to make a fifth consecutive Euro finals, still have a chance to see their fate decided in the playoffs.
Soucek was left with horror injuries after the challenge