April 13, 2024

Lewandowski, the disaster that changed his life

Sometimes fate plays funny tricks on you. Such is the case for Robert Lewandowski, who could have had a different career if a volcano hadn’t erupted 2,500 kilometers from his home. In 2010, the Pole was on his way to England, but the eruption of the Icelandic volcano changed his plans.

I had the opportunityI couldn’t go because of the cloud. It was the volcano. For a week,…

Sometimes fate plays funny tricks on you. Such is the case for Robert Lewandowski, who could have had a different career if a volcano hadn’t erupted 2,500 kilometers from his home. In 2010, the Pole was on his way to England, but the eruption of the Icelandic volcano changed his plans.

I had the opportunityI couldn’t go because of the cloud. It was the volcano. For a week, no one could fly in Europe. The flight was booked, but we couldn’t go. That changed my life. If I’d gone to Blackburn, I might have stayed there…

Instead, Lewandowski joined J├╝rgen Klopp’s Borussia Dortmund, where his career really took off. Would he have been as successful if he had gone to Blackburn, then in the Premier League? You’d think so, given his talent and propensity for scoring goals under any circumstances.