Robert Lewandowski played one league game in Barcelona and it was certain that hundreds of news about it would be written in Poland. We have been writing for years about every step of Lewy, his wife, the photo of his daughter, dog, cars, houses, holidays and so on. It’s painful, but – I mentioned it a week ago – it usually clicks like gold, ladies and gentlemen.
Now imagine the echoes of his first LaLiga performance in the Barcelona jersey. And since the Left goal did not score, just like his colleagues, a storm broke out. Of course, I also saw more balanced comments, materials and analyzes made with distance, calm and a question mark, but there was more outcry that this is a complete disaster, the club is hopeless, Lewandowski is similar and it will not be any of it. Game over ladies and gentlemen, as if everyone didn’t want to remember that this game is just beginning.
A guy who built up a stable form and goals for over a decade, which was his characteristic feature, thanks to which he reached the top of the football world, got a gong after one match! By common sense, I think that you really have to be a good magician to draw any unambiguous conclusions and assessments right now. Unless we were talking about whether he would like his new T-shirt.
By the way, it doesn’t just apply to football, because it works everywhere. It’s a bit like with some of the friends I meet under the ski jumps. The competitor has not landed yet, and someone at the bottom already knows what mistakes he made on the threshold. It doesn’t matter that this threshold cannot be seen from below. The trainer records it in slow motion, then analyzes it with the entire staff and only then is able to say something meaningful, and some are convinced that they know it in a split second.
It is similar everywhere. Wall to wall. We know everything, we know quickly, we know best. The Olympics in Tokyo were ending, we had an athletics wunderteam, because it actually sprinkled with medals, and Polish sport was the strongest in years. I allowed myself to write a text saying that this button is true, because our sport is generally average, built on only a few disciplines, and the money box has been completely burned out. Well, it turned out that I am anti-Polish, as they commented on one TV station. So be it.
Today, after the World Championships and during the ongoing European Athletics Championships, nobody talks about the wunderteam, medals are won rather rarely, so of course there is a drama. Meanwhile, it would be fair to say that we are neither a power nor a complete weakness. Plus, there is no reason to dramatize in the Pool Olympics season, just before the final straight before the next Olympics, because the pandemic, or rather the limitations associated with it, and a one-year shift in Tokyo, meant that this time the Olympics only lasted three years.
Let’s talk about Lewy’s fate in three months, and over athletes in three years. As long as there are reasons for it. Because if RL started to shoot like Munich, and our athletes built their form for Paris, then the wajcha will probably shift to the max in the other direction, because for some reason we generally do not like common sense. So that’s how it goes.