Image credits – Bialkowski
Bartosz Bialkowski is rejoicing his World Cup call up for Poland this summer.
The Ipswich Town keeper earned his first national team cap this March in a friendly against Nigeria and ever since that day, the 30 year old has been dreaming of representing his nation at the largest football event in the world.
“We had a training session on Monday morning and then, after that, the manager called us in and we all spoke individually,” Bialkowski said.
“Then he told me I was going to the World Cup and it was an amazing feeling.
“I’m not sure what I felt before then, although I truly believed I was going to make it, because it was down to the manager to make that final decision. It was a good decision from him in the end for me.
“The call in March gave me extra motivation and I think I coped with that pretty well. After I made my debut I think I played pretty well for Ipswich and I enjoyed playing with that pressure.”
Bialkowski would have to compete with the likes of Wojciech Szczesny (Juventus) and Lukasz Fabianski (Swansea) to get a starting berth in the Polish team.