Where I grew up, football was a brutal
sport consisting of monsters tackling other monsters. The more dignified sport, with the little black and white ball we called soccer. We played it at school, but
we didn’t worship the way that Poles did. This always confused me, so I decided to
do a street survey begging the question “Why do Poles love soccer?” Excuse me, can you tell us why do Polish people love football? Becouse football is cool! Aaaaa, that’s the question! Why? I have no idea. Becouse they have got too long legs. For atmosphere, for emotions, for the fortitude, for what kind of team they are. Becouse of the emotions that they are giving us. And we are all together, I think that we have a really huge strength beeing all together. And above all they love it, becouse they are the biggest patriots in the Europe. They love their country. We are one of the best teams in the Europe and in the world – that might be why. Becouse we have the best players football in the world. For example – Lewandowski. You know, I’m not interested in football, but I guess Robert Lewandowski plays a huge role in there right now. Do you think, that Robert Lewandowski is the future of polish football? Well, he is the presence. He is very handsome! I think so, he is! And he is not so young also, so I don’t think he is goint to be a future of our football. Lewandowski is the presence but we have the future in our younger players. Lewandowski? Well, my girlfriend sais, that he is very handsome. The feedback from people on the street was interesting, but I was also curious to hear what influential people thought, so I had them send me some video responses. Poles really like football, becouse football is liked all over the world and there is nothing weird about the fact, that the football hype is also in Poland. In Poland there is also a hunger for a success, not only in the sport but also in other fields. But I personally like football very much, I like the green football pitch, And these 22 men, that want to kill eachother. I decided to hit the road for Poland’s most naturally beautiful region – Podkarpackie, in search of a consensus.
The plan was to stay in the same hotel, as the national team, as
they prepared for the World Cup. Maybe I just ask Robert Lewandowski himself. This turned out not to be so simple. Arriving to the hotel was like
being transported into another world. These guys had every amenity you could
imagine, a world-class spa, amazing swimming pool, great food and the type of view you’d normally only see in a Disney film. With regards to my survey, it was
very apparent that accessing any soccer players would be nearly impossible. Those, who arrived by private jet were whisked into the hotel with full security, and the really key stars landed in private helicopters – totally out of reach. So I’ve been waiting all day to see some footballers and few of them arrived by car, but the main attraction is about to occur here, at the makeshift helicopter path. They set up and there are a lot of kids, there is a lot of media, all of the big press is here. We spoke to no one. We just waited around so long, that we ended up filming close-ups of bugs and grass. I started losing hope. On the second day things picked up a little. We watched a training by the national team, which was pretty epic. Maybe the most exciting moment for me
was when the Prime Minister of the country spontaneously entered the field and he was just a couple of feet infront of me. And finally, the opportunity to ask Robert Lewandowski why Poles love soccer
presented itself. When we heard there’d be a press conference I was sure to secure front-row seat. It was my only opportunity to ask
Poland’s top star – Lewandowski why is football so popular in Poland. Ryan Socash – program Kult America. I have got a very general question from US fans to mr. Lewandowski. What is Polish enthusiasm towards football about? Football in Poland is a sport that everyone is watching, more and more people are interested in it, more and more people are watching football and keep their fingers crossed for us. For us it is also highly important, that we feel the fan’s support. So, we’ve asked ordinary people, we’ve asked experts and we asked professionals, the top professionals I might add, why Poland is so obsessed with football. But I’d like to ask you, the viewer to answer my question in the comment section below. Tell me, why you think Poles are so obsessed with football. That asides, subscribe to Kult America, share this video with friends and I will see you on the next time. And by next time I actually mean the next episode. Peace. Bye!