Saturday 22 October 2016

Lewandowski: 'We won't let Euro opportunity pass us by'

Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski
Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski

Ahead of tomorrow's big test in Scotland, Poland captain Robert Lewandowski has told his team-mates not to waste the opportunity of a lifetime.

Despite their success in World Cups, Poland have (apart from 2012 when they were co-hosts) only ever qualified for the European Championship finals once in their history. With a large Polish support behind them in Hampden Park tomorrow evening, Poland head for Scotland knowing that a win would secure them automatic qualification with a game to spare, a big motivating factor for their talisman and captain Lewandowski.

"We know what we are going to Glasgow for, we have it in our sights," he said ahead of the squad's flight from Warsaw to Glasgow today.

"We are all going in the same direction, and now we cannot waste this opportunity that's before us.

"It won't be easy, but we are so close now that we can't let this pass us by," added the Polish captain, who is coming off some superb form with Bayern Munich, having scored 12 goals in his last four games.

"Germany are playing Ireland and that's a big match for them, we know their professionalism and they are going for a win, they expect to win.

"But we can't focus too much on Scotland, we just have to play to the best of our ability."

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