sport news Poland coach Paulo Sousa admits his team are totally reliant on Robert ...

sport news Poland coach Paulo Sousa admits his team are totally reliant on Robert ...
sport news Poland coach Paulo Sousa admits his team are totally reliant on Robert ...
'Here's it's just Robert': Poland coach Paulo Sousa admits his team are totally reliant on Bayern Munich star Lewandowski to supply the goals to power them to the World Cup as they prepare to take on England Poland host England in a World Cup qualifier on Wednesday evening Gareth Southgate's side can take a giant stride towards Qatar with three points But they will have to keep out the prolific Bayern striker Robert Lewandowski Coach Paulo Sousa admitted his team do rely on his goals to achieve success His 70th international goal came in Thursday's qualifying win over Albania  

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Poland aren't trying to hide their reliance on Robert Lewandowski with manager Paulo Sousa admitting he has to surpass even his dazzling Bayern Munich form to cause an upset against England next week.

Lewandowski scored his 70th international goal in Thursday's win against Albania and says he's better than ever at 33.

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'Age is just numbers,' he said. 'I've had the best fitness tests results in my career so I've started preparing for the season on a higher level than usual. I feel great physically and mentally.'

Robert Lewandowski celebrates scoring for Poland in their victory over Albania last week

Robert Lewandowski celebrates scoring for Poland in their victory over Albania last week

The Bayern Munich striker's towering header set Poland on their way to a 4-1 win in Warsaw

The Bayern Munich striker's towering header set Poland on their way to a 4-1 win in Warsaw

That's welcome news for Poland who are England's closest challengers in World Cup qualification but need a win in Warsaw on Wednesday to stop Gareth Southgate's side from effectively sealing top spot. Lewandowski missed the 2-1 defeat at Wembley in March.

'We want to compete against the best but know we don't have the same level as England. If they lose a player, they have two or three of the same level. Here it's just Robert,' said a candid Sousa, who had spells in charge of QPR, Swansea and Leicester a decade ago.

'As a manager, you talk about the team but it's true there is a big difference between Robert's level and the others. We approach the best way to deal with it and Robert understands because he is a great

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