Why is Lewandowski not as potent for Poland?

LEWANDOWSKI STRUGGLES ... The Poland captain disappointed against Slovakia on Monday evening

As Poland kicked off their Euro 2020 Championship in Saint Petersburg last night the same topic came up in discussion regarding their talisman. What is wrong with Robert Lewandowski for Poland?

A shock 2-1 defeat to Slovakia has left the Poles with a big task on their hands as they look to reach the knock out stages.

The main frustration was when Romanian referee Ovidiu Hategan blew the final whistle. It was a below par performance from their number nine.

Lewandowski and major tournaments is a combination that doesnt’ work or click. This is fourth time we have witnessed this conundrum in which Lewandowski has underperformed.

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What is Lewandowski excuse

The excuse seems to be that the Polish players are not to the standard he plays with at Bayern Munich. However there is quality in this Polish players who play in top leagues across Europe.

This team includes talented stars such as Mateusz Klich, Piotr Zielinski and Arkadiusz Milik, who seems to have reinvigorated himself from his loan spell at Marseille.

The Polish captain has only managed to score two goals in 12 tournament matches for the White and Reds. Pressure which is placed on Lewandowski’s shoulders to deliver is immense and it’s a battle he’s clearly losing.

His performance against Slovakia was not good enough for a striker who has 66 goals in 120 international appearances. After scoring 41 goals in all competitions for Bayern Munich, many pundits have chosen Lewandowski to win the golden boot.

After Spain and Sweden drew 0-0 in Seville, Group E is still up for grabs for Poland to qualify. Head Coach Paulo Sousa, who only took the job in January must find the formula to have his superstar deliver.

A positive performance and result against Spain in Seville on Saturday night is paramount. If not a Spanish inquisition could be taking place for Lewandowski and co.

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