World Cup: Juventus’ Szczesny talks penalty save in Poland win

Juventus goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny, who saved a Saudi Arabia penalty in Poland’s 2-0 win over Saudi Arabia, discussed the decisive moment and the importance of the World Cup victory.

The 32-year-old Polish shot stopper was the hero for his country in their win over Saudi Arabia, making five saves in the race of an xGOT of 2.69. It was a vital win for Poland, who now have a hope of progressing to the knock-out stages of the World Cup as a result of that win. Szczesny has had a good season with Juventus so far and has clearly carried this form to Qatar.

Speaking to TVP Sport after the win, Szczesny first discussed his penalty save against Saudi Arabia.

“On the penalty kick, I saw that he was waiting for my first move, and he fell for it.”

The 32-year-old goalkeeper then commented on what that win means to the Polish squad.

“Our self-confidence has definitely increased after this victory. We could have ended the game with a much bigger result, especially in the last minutes, and it’s a bit of a shame. 

“It feels good to win a World Cup match. It really is a very special feeling.”

Szczesny is an experienced international, having made 68 caps for Poland since his debut in November 2009. This is his second World Cup, having made two appearances in Russia in 2018. 

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