West Ham United star Lukasz Fabianski has questioned the format of this summer’s Euro 2020 Championship.
Fabianski goes into the summer tournament with Poland off the back of another superb season with West Ham.
The Hammers number one was a key player in helping the club to their best ever Premier League points total and into the Europa League group stages for the first time.
Fabianski is getting a different taste of Europe this summer with his national side.
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The 36-year-old has proved to be one of West Ham’s best goalkeepers of the modern era.
But he is likely to play second fiddle to Juventus shot stopper Wojciech Szczesny as Poland get their Euro 2020 campaign underway against Slovakia today.
One of the big excitement factors in any major tournament is the gathering of the world’s top players and fans from all over in one country.
The buzz it creates is special.
Multi-city Euro 2020 gets off to a drab start
But this year’s Euros is spread across Europe in 11 host cities – with West Ham star Declan Rice playing most of his England games at Wembley while Fabianski is over in Russia with Poland.
Many fans have commented that the tournament simply does not have the same special feel.
And bar Holland’s thrilling 3-2 win over Ukraine on Sunday night, the opening weekend of the delayed tournament has been a major anti-climax thus far.
Now Fabianski has questioned the format – which UEFA has hinted could become standard in the future (whufc.com).
Hammers star questions format
“It’s going to be an interesting one because there are so many different cities around Europe hosting it,” Fabianski told whufc.com.
“It will be interesting to see if you get this feeling of a big tournament, because I remember the Euros in France and in Poland and Ukraine, there was the feeling of everything happening in one country with so many fans of all countries in one place.
“This time it’s a bit different and we’ll see how it works, but it’s a massive competition and everyone is looking forward to competing and hopefully achieving something special.”