Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny was in action for Poland against Gibraltar on Sunday evening. It was the White Eagles’ opening Euro 2016 Group D game at the Estadio Algarve in Faro/Loule, Portugal.
As expected, the visitors won the contest with ease, getting the better of the new member of FIFA and UEFA 7-0. Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski scored four goals, Kamil Grosicki netted twice and Lukasz Szukała found the target once.
The final result and the scoreline were not unexpected, but what Szczesny did not anticipate was to be asked by the Gibraltar players if they could have their pictures taken with him.
‘I was shocked when before the match the players of the opposing team wanted to take pictures with me’, Ekstraklas quotes the 24-year-old as saying.
But was it really shocking? After all, Szczesny is one of the most well-known goalkeepers in the world and his club, Arsenal, are one of the most supported on the planet.
The Gibraltar players were probably just excited to be playing against him and the Poland team in a European Championship qualifier – after all, this was their first competitive match in history.