Poland international striker Robert Lewandowski has disclosed that his team picked the international friendly against the Super Eagles of Nigeria to have an idea of what to expect from their World Cup opponents.
Poland have been drawn in Group H alongside Senegal, Colombia and Japan.
The European nation has lined up friendly games with Nigeria and South Korea to prepare them for Senegal and Japan respectively.
Lewandowski was speaking at a press conference on Tuesday ahead of the upcoming friendlies.
In his words to reporters including Polish outlet Przeglad Sportowy, the Bayern Munich striker said: “For sure the choice of opponents was dictated by the one we drew in the group. But each team plays differently and will never find an opponent who would play the same.”
“Teams have similar styles and we hope that this will be a lesson for us what to expect at the World Cup.” he added.
The Polish captain further said: “We have to prepare in the same way, because it is often the case that we play with teams from the same continent. We must also focus on ourselves.”
“The analysis before the game should be enough and it should not disturb us that we are playing with a rival with whom we do not meet every day.
“If the result in these matches is not perfect, it does not mean that it is bad. After the game we have to draw conclusions.” he concluded.