Robert Lewandowski admits Argentina’s ‘shock’ loss has ramped up the stress on Poland… together with his facet now dealing with a ‘crucial recreation’ in opposition to giantkillers Saudi Arabia to maintain their World Cup dream alive
- Saudi Arabia shocked Argentina within the opening recreation in Group C on Tuesday
- Poland didn’t take full benefit as they have been held to a 0-0 draw by Mexico
- Poland face Saudi Arabia subsequent on Saturday as they give the impression of being to get their first win
- Robert Lewandowski has admitted it is a ‘crucial match’ as his facet look to capitalise on Argentina’s shock defeat
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Robert Lewandowski has admitted that Argentina’s defeat in opposition to Saudi Arabia has left Poland beneath stress to capitalise on the shock outcome and qualify for the knockout levels of the World Cup.
Argentina began their marketing campaign in Qatar as one of many pre-tournament favourites, however conceded twice in 5 second-half minutes to lose 2-1 in opposition to Saudi Arabia in one of many greatest upsets in World Cup historical past.
Poland performed afterward Tuesday in opposition to Mexico, however may solely handle a 0-0 draw in opposition to Mexico, with Lewandowski having a penalty saved by Guillermo Ochoa.
Group C is now delicately poised, and Lewandowski has mentioned that his facet are conscious that they face an enormous match in opposition to Saudi Arabia on Saturday which may go some strategy to figuring out whether or not they make the final 16 or not.
‘Stunned? In fact,’ Lewandowski informed reporters in Qatar when requested about Saudi Arabia beating Argentina.
Saudi Arabia beat Argentina to tug off one of many greatest shocks in World Cup historical past
Poland didn’t capitalise as Robert Lewandowski missed a penalty of their draw with Mexico
‘There’s some shock however that is the World Cup so you must be prepared for every thing.
‘Now we’re trying ahead to the subsequent recreation in opposition to Saudi Arabia and for us will probably be an important recreation.
‘We’ve to indicate every thing from our facet and we all know that will probably be a really tough recreation.’
Lewandowski is presently taking part in at his second World Cup, however he failed to attain in 2018 as Poland completed backside of their group, and his penalty miss on Tuesday means he’s nonetheless looking for his first objective on worldwide soccer’s greatest stage.
He’ll get one other likelihood to open his account in opposition to Saudi Arabia, earlier than Poland’s closing group match in opposition to Argentina subsequent Wednesday.
Lewandowski has admitted the stress is on Poland to get a win in opposition to Saudi Arabia subsequent