Robert Lewandowski has hinted at global retirement© AFP
Poland captain Robert Lewandowski refused to substantiate if he had played his final ever sport on the World Cup after his facet were knocked out of the tournament in Qatar in a 3-1 final-16 defeat by France on Sunday. Barcelona striker Lewandowski scored a behind consolation from the penalty space for a Poland facet who were outclassed by the fearsome French attack in Doha. He’ll be virtually 38 by the time the subsequent World Cup comes around in North The united states in 2026 nonetheless he suggested that issues beyond his physical situation were more vulnerable to look him halt his global career.
“Bodily I am not frightened of this nonetheless now we fill so many quite a couple of things exterior of football, whether or not your happiness is restful there and what’s going on on around so it be tricky to narrate now,” admitted the vulnerable Bayern Munich striker.
“From the sporting facet I am not scared nonetheless there are varied things that altogether can fill whether or not this is in a position to be the final one or not.”
Lewandowski has loved a prolific career for membership and nation nonetheless had in no plot scored a World Cup purpose except he netted in Poland’s team stage derive over Saudi Arabia — he even skipped over a penalty of their opening arrangement with Mexico.
No matter Poland’s exit he insisted that it had been a a hit tournament after they made it out of the team stage on the World Cup for the principle time since 1986.
“We wanted to restful be in the World Cup nonetheless in the halt we performed our purpose,” he talked about.
“We wanted to play after the team stage. Within the occasion you play towards the enviornment champions it be continuously tricky nonetheless as a team we knew what roughly deficit now we fill.”
Meanwhile Poland coach Czeslaw Michniewicz admitted that not enjoying for one of many main global sides made it more durable for Lewandowski to shine on the very perfect level.
“Expectations for the head players love Mbappe and Messi are continuously astronomical and his inform is sophisticated for the reason that form of play of Portugal or France is more functional to the forwards,” Michniewicz talked about.
“We now fill a varied fashion. We now fill some limitations and desire to cloak the gap in ranges when we play towards a team with Messi or Mbappe.
“He’s in a cosmopolitan inform nonetheless it would not imply he’s not going to rating for the national team. We weren’t enjoying towards Andorra — if we were he would possibly perhaps perhaps well need scored five.”
Michniewicz added that he believed Lewandowski changed into as soon as in a position to main Poland into future tournaments, with the subsequent purpose Euro 2024 in Germany.
“He’s the captain of the national team and must fill about his future himself nonetheless the system he is enjoying I deem he is also the captain for years yet to come.”
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