BY ALAN TEMPLE – @CCP_Sport
RADOSLAW CIERZNIAK insists he left the pitch smiling despite shipping eight goals against Borussia Dortmund on a record-breaking Champions League night.
The former Dundee United goalkeeper endured a nightmare between the sticks for Legia Warsaw as the rampant Germans claimed an 8-4 win at the Westfalenstadion on Tuesday evening.
Goals from Shinji Kagawa (2), Nuri Sahin, Ousmane Dembele, Marco Reus (2), Felix Passlack and a Jakub Rzezniczak own goal did the damage as the sides broke the record for the highest-scoring game in the history of the tournament.
He told eurosport.onet.pl: “I was nervous at the start of the match but I calmed down as the match went on and I feel satisfied that I was able to take part in a match of this stature. It was an honour and I left the pitch with a smile on my face.
“Of course, we got a harsh lesson and, from my point of view, it was a painful lesson. However, I can promise that it will only make me work harder.
“We came out to play football and we took risks, maybe too many risks. Borussia are a class team and they exploited all of our mistakes, but we can take positives from how we attacked.
“There is nothing to cry about and we have no time to feel sorry for ourselves.”