Michal Listkiewicz, president of the Polish Football Association, has admitted he has concerns whether his country will be ready to co-host Euro 2012.
On Thursday and Friday, UEFA will meet in Bordeaux to debate whether the Ukraine and Poland can still co-host the 2012 European Championship.
But Listkiewicz seems far from convinced his country will be ready in four years time.
“If the European Championships took place in 2016, we would have no problem to be ready then,” Listkiewicz told Die Zeit Online.
“But realistically we are looked at having no good roads in time for 2012.”
And he threw doubt over whether their Euro 2012 partners the Ukraine be able to do the work necessary.
“If things don’t go well now, and UEFA has another suggestion, then that would be in order,” he said.
UEFA have insisted the transport systems in both Poland and the Ukraine are improved with high-quality roads between the different venues.
“The biggest problem is the traffic,” says Listkiewicz.
“From Gdansk (in Poland) to Donetsk (in the Ukraine) is more than 1500 kilometres!
“This is not like in Austria and Switzerland where everything lies close together.”
Listkiewicz, and his Ukrainian counterpart Hryhoriy Surkis, supported Michel Platini’s successful bid to be UEFA president in January 2007.
Three months later, Euro 2012 was awarded to Poland and the Ukraine.
Listkiewicz also admitted there are problems with the stadium construction in Gdansk, where local amateur gardeners are claiming compensation for losing their allotments to build the 44,000-capacity Baltic Arena.