Jakub Moder will be hoping to line-up for Poland tonight in their World Cup qualifier against England at Wembley, but his team will be missing superstar Robert Lewandowski.
The 21-year-old is looking forward to what he calls a 'special game' for his country, but is disappointed that the 90,000 seats at Wembley will be empty.
“To all of Poland it is always a special game against England at Wembley and it's a big game for me now because I play my club football there. They are one of the best teams in Europe, probably in the top three. It will be a very tough game for us, but we have a plan and I hope that Poland wins the game.
“I wish I could play at Wembley with fans there, because I am sure there would be a lot of Polish fans as well because they travel around the world to support us in great numbers. Wembley will be empty, but that's the world we're in at the moment.”
Bayern Munich striker Lewandowski had to be substituted in his country's most recent match against Andorra, having already scored twice and has been ruled out of the World Cup qualifier with a knee injury.
Moder is often asked by friends what the Champions League winner is like, and says he is a 'normal guy'.
“Everybody asks me about him, how is he as a person and a player. When I met him he is a nice guy and kind.
“He's helpful on and off the pitch, he makes a good teammate. For young players and people in Poland he is an idol, but when you meet him he is a normal guy. He's so good in training though.
“He's very important for us, he's one of the best in the world and it will be tougher without him, but we have good back-ups.”
Tonight's match at Wembley is the first of two huge games for Moder, who will be hoping to follow up any appearance with another at Old Trafford this Sunday for Albion.
“I am looking forward to getting back to training with Brighton and preparing for our Premier League game. We have to keep the level we played against Newcastle United and we are in a good place heading to Manchester.
“I always watched the types of players who have played for Manchester United and it was my dream to play against them. Dreams can come true and hopefully it will happen on Sunday.”
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