In an exclusive interview the Poland striker opens up on life as one of the world’s best strikers, his aims at the World Cup and why he calls himself Emil when out with his friends
“Times have changed, though, and from that perspective seven goals is very hard to beat. It is harder near the penalty box now. To score five or six goals at such a tournament is a huge task. Two years ago, at Euro 2016, I only had two or three good chances and scored one of them.
“Defenders give special attention to me and that can obviously happen again in Russia. If that is the case, I just want that our team benefit from it. History is history and it is nice to look back and remember, but we want to be remembered and write our own history.
The striker, who goes by the nickname “The Body” at Bayern, has been playing in Germany for eight years and has been in the world-class bracket for six of those. He is continually ranked among the 10 best footballers in the world,
and is happily married to Anna, and has a daughter, Klara.