By Rob Kelly
The sense of anticipation in Poland ahead of Euro 2012 is growing every day, according to Lukasz Fabianski.
The Arsenal goalkeeper expects his compatriots to show their fanatical support for the national team when the competition, co-hosted with Ukraine, begins on June 8.
Poland has never held a major football tournament and Fabianski believes this summer’s showpiece will be an important moment in the nation’s history.
“Everyone in Poland is really excited about it. It is going to be fantastic for us and our national team. I am really looking forward to the summer and hopefully it will be a really good tournament,” he told Arsenal Player.
“Every single moment closer to June you can see the excitement growing. They say they are ‘pumping the balloon’! Everything is almost done when it comes to the stadia and the roads; the buzz is big and it will be huge in June.
“Every single game you play for the national team, there is always a big crowd. The supporters are really crazy in a positive way about the national team, they never let us down and it will be the same, or even better, during Euro 2012.”
Poland are outsiders to win Euro 2012, but Fabianski says their squad is well capable of springing a shock.
“The striker for Borussia Dortmund, Robert Lewandowski, is really good. He is a good finisher and is scoring a lot of goals as well,” he said.
“The right back for Dortmund [Lukasz Piszczek], the right winger for Dortmund [Jakub Blaszczykowski], the goalkeepers as well. We also have a really good central defender from Anderlecht, Marcin Wasilewski.
“We have a few good players that can help us to achieve something at the Euros.”
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