Tension boiled as Poland take on Scotland in the return leg of the European Championship qualifiers. Poland drew 2-2 with a stubborn Scotland side at Warsaw earlier. But the Polish squad still harbors grievances over the Scots’ on-field tactics to throttle their superstar striker Robert Lewandowski. Adam Nawalka, headcoach of Poland, described it as “brutal.”
Lewa is now considered as the best striker in the planet, according to some quarters of Europe. And the Bayern Munich superstar fears the Scots would leave no stones unturned to adopt the harshest measures against him. He expressed that Scotland “will play very aggressively and not necessarily in accordance with the rules.”
Scot coach Gordon Strachan promptly replied with the same venom and ridiculed such ideas.
“All I know is Poland have had 30% more fouls in the qualifying games than we have,” said Scotland’s manager. “They have had more yellow cards. That’s the reality. I don’t know who the officials are. I don’t know who is doing the game and I don’t care.”
No doubt Lewa is going to be the focal point at Hampden. The striker has notched up 12 international goals for Poland in only four matches.
“Our opponents should be afraid of him,” said Nawalka. “For me, Robert is the best striker in the world. He’s the key player and has a lot of different strengths. He has leadership qualities and gives a lot of energy to other players.”