Le­wandowski urges Poland not to fear Ger­many

7 Days in Dubai - - EURO 2016 -

Poland skip­per Robert Le­wandowski has tipped tonight’s Group C op­po­nents Ger­many to win Euro 2016 but has urged his side to take the game to the reign­ing world cham­pi­ons.

Le­wandowski, who plays his club foot­ball for Ger­man cham­pi­ons Bay­ern Mu­nich, knows how tough it will be for Poland to build on their vic­tory against North­ern Ire­land in match­day one, but says any­thing is pos­si­ble in tour­na­ment foot­ball.

“It will be a spe­cial game against Ger­many,” the 27-year-old told Die Welt. “We know each other very well. We met twice in the qual­i­fiers and Ger­many are the favourites for me, not just [on Thurs­day] but also to win the tour­na­ment. They can go all the way.”

The top scorer in Euro qual­i­fy­ing added: “We know how strong Ger­many are. But we will fight. Ev­ery­thing is pos­si­ble in a tour­na­ment like this.

“We have to stay calm and act con­fi­dent. We must play with­out fear and don’t have any stress.

“We know it will be hard, but it’s only foot­ball and we must en­joy our­selves. “We can do it if we ap­proach the game like that.”

Mean­while Jerome Boateng says Ger­many must be wary of Poland’s over­all at­tack­ing threat, not just his Bay­ern team­mate Le­wandowski.

“We have to be care­ful,” said Boateng. “They have good of­fen­sive peo­ple and not just Le­wandowski.”

Af­ter miss­ing the 2-0 win over Ukraine through in­jury, Ger­man de­fender Mats Hum­mels is avail­able for selec­tion.

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