Striker Robert Lewandowski says Poland can live with expectations in Russia despite “forever” being under pressure.
The 29-year-old’s goals helped his side top their qualifying group and they face Senegal in their opening Group H match on Tuesday at 16:00 BST.
Lewandowski says he is “less tired” for the World Cup than he was before the 2016 European Championships, when Poland reached the quarter-finals.
“Poland is a nation that always believes but expects a lot,” he said.
“I do think my last season was quite different from the one before the 2016 European Championship finals,” he told Fifa.com.
“I played less games (in 2017-18), which means I’m less tired. I hope this freshness will show during the World Cup.
“Furthermore, this time the preparations have been personalised, catered to what an individual player needs.”