The former Liverpool and Real Madrid stopper loves his country and is excited for the 2019 FIFA U20 World Cup to be played there.
The 2019 edition of the FIFA U20 World Cup is set to play this summer in Poland.
And for former Liverpool and Real Madrid goalkeeper, Jerzy Dudek, his country is beautiful and will be a great platform to showcase new young talents.
“Whenever I say this, it sums Poland up: I’ve lived in Rotterdam, Liverpool, and Madrid; after my career, I could’ve lived anywhere in the world. But where do I live? In Krakow! Poland is beautiful and unique,” he told the FIFA official website.
“We enjoy four seasons; the people are amazing and the country is flourishing. I know people looking in from the outside are subjected to stereotypes: Poland is just one of those countries in Eastern Europe, etc.”
He explained: “But when they come here, they’re swept off their feet. That’s happened to a lot of my friends from abroad. None of them left disappointed, not one! I think it’ll be the same for those coming to watch the U-20 World Cup.”
“It’d be really nice if we found somebody to emulate me! But, of course, every keeper has their own character, their own personality. It must suit the player and their personality, someone who wants to make their mark.”
“I always say that during a penalty shoot-out, the goalkeeper has the upper hand because the pressure is on the taker,” he said.
“And if there’s something you can do to give yourself an edge, then it makes sense to do it. The ‘Dudek Dance’ really helped me. If it helps someone at Poland 2019, then that would be great.”