Earning his tenth cap for Poland, Derby County winger Kamil Jozwiak starred as a substitute on Thursday evening as the Eagles played out a 3-3 draw with Hungary.

The 22-year-old replaced Sebastian Szymanski in the 59th minute with the hosts 2-0 up. Just two minutes later, the game was level and ‘Joz’ was to thank for the equaliser.

After Krzysztof Piatek had halved the deficit in the 60th minute, Piotr Zielinski, from distance, sent a sublime through ball into the path of Jozwiak who took a touch to his right before slotting an effort into the bottom left hand corner from close range.

Hungary v Poland - FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar Qualifier
BUDAPEST, HUNGARY – MARCH 25: Kamil Jozwiak of Poland celebrates scoring the goal during the FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar qualifying match between Hungary and Poland on March 25, 2021 in Budapest, Hungary. Sporting stadiums around Hungary remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Andrachiewicz/PressFocus/MB Media/Getty Images)

Hungary then regained the lead, but the ever impressive Robert Lewandoski levelled things up once more with a late 82nd minute strike to see the game end all square.

 

Jozwiak has had a frustrating inaugural season in England so far, recording just one goal and two assists in his 34 Derby appearances to date, despite showing clear signs of quality.

This is not the first time he has impressed on the international stage during his stay with the Rams either. Back in November, the Pole scored a stunning solo goal in a 2-1 defeat against the Netherlands, further raising the question; why has he struggled so much for Derby since his £3.9million move?

Stoke City v Derby County - Sky Bet Championship
STOKE ON TRENT, ENGLAND – MARCH 20: Kamil Jozwiak of Derby County during the Sky Bet Championship match between Stoke City and Derby County at Bet365 Stadium on March 20, 2021 in Stoke on Trent, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images)

There are just eight games of the Championship season remaining for the Rams and Wayne Rooney’s side need a number of players to step up after the international break if they’re to be sure of maintaining their Championship status for next season.

Could a confidence-boosted Jozwiak aid Derby’s survival hopes?

Have something to tell us about this article?