FORMER Super Eagles midfielder maestro and skipper, Austin Okocha has shared his thoughts on the missed penalty by Poland star, Robert Lewandowski in the goalless draw against Mexico in the second Group C match of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
Poland were presented the opportunity to perhaps claim all three points in a close game but the Barcelona striker missed from 12 yards.
Okocha who played at three FIFA World Cups for Nigeria is one of the expert analysts on Supersport and spoke on Lewandowski’s unfortunate situation.
“They (Poland) set out to try and not to lose the game and try and see if they can snatch it with a set play which they got but unfortunately (Robert) Lewandowski showed us that he is a human being after all with that miss,” Okocha posited.
“You would have thought he is the right person to take it. He’s the right person to give them that advantage that they needed.
Despite the Polish attention, the onetime PSG, Bolton Wanderers and Fernabahce star believed Mexico must be given a thumbs up.
“But they wouldn’t have been the same because the Mexicans had a better game than the Polish team today.
He stated further that the penalty is well deserved saying “it was a penalty. The (Mexican) defender, Moreno, didn’t make contact with the ball,”