Warsaw: French-born Poland players Ludovic Obraniak and Damien Perquis reportedly have been ordered by the squad's boss to take Polish lessons to finally get their language skills up to scratch. (File photo: Ludovic Obraniak)
"Communication within a team is essential. If someone has weak speaking skills, we expect them to take Polish lessons," the tabloid Fakt quoted Poland manager Waldemar Fornalik as saying on Tuesday.
"It would be good if the players that earn a call-up could speak and understand when someone addresses them in Polish," he added.
Bordeaux midfielder Obraniak and Real Betis defender Perquis, both now 28, first won berths in the Poland squad in 2009 and 2011 respectively.