Polish legend: Arsenal's Szczesny 'destroyed' Germany, hails him as best ever

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Arsenal's Wojciech Szczesny is winning rave reviews in Poland.

Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny is being hailed as a hero after a dominant performance against Germany.

Not only that, but for the 24-year-old's display is seeing his displays described as the best ever by the Polish goalkeeper previously credited with the same accomplishment.

National legend Jan Tomaszewski is best known for his performance for Poland against England in the 70s at Wembley, which stopped England qualifying for the 1978 World Cup.

He told Polish newspaper Gazeta Wyborcz: "Szczesny is not the man who stopped the Germany, but the one who defeated the.

"With his saves he destroyed the self-esteem of the Germans and gave security and courage to our defenders.

"In my opinion, the one against Germany was the best performance of a Polish goalkeeper in history."

Tomaszewski may be doing himself a disservice, but Szczesny's display was a coming of age performance for his national side.

The goalkeeper's clean sheet in the shock win over the World Champions showed his confidence, which has always shone through as one of his best assets at Arsenal.

Szczesny himself said he will not get carried away ahead of the clash with Scotland, telling the BBC: 

"It will give us a lot of confidence. But there is a danger of complacency because you want to enjoy your win."

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