ROBERT Lewandowski has to thank his wife for helping him remain one of the most feared strikers in the world.
The 33-year-old Bayern Munich forward leaned on stunning Polish beauty Anna for nutrition advice as he considered extending his career at the top.
And she came to his aid by encouraging him to incorporate beetroot juice and fresh fish into his diet – a recipe that saw Lewandowski break Gerd Muller’s long-time record for most goals in one. Bundesliga season in the last campaign.
Meanwhile, he will also be Poland’s dangerous man as England travel to the National Stadium in Warsaw in the hope of securing a World Cup berth.
But he couldn’t have done it all without Anna, 33, a health and fitness ace.
In addition to having a degree in physical education, she has also represented her country in karate championships around the world.
A fan of the UK, she even traveled to London to promote a healthy lifestyle by hosting a fitness seminar at a Hammersmith gym in 2018.
It is her knowledge of well-being that has helped her man continue to raise the bar.
In charge of Lewandowski’s meals, Anna prefers to use fresh herbs and spices while totally avoiding lactose-based foods.
She said Bild: “The most important thing is training and nutrition.
“We are abstaining from lactose and wheat flour. This is quality food.
“Pancakes, brownies, vegetable spaghetti, porridge or millet. We also like to eat quality fish.
“Sometimes after training we drink beet juice with cinnamon or cayenne pepper.
“When we mix several foods at the same time, sometimes we don’t do the right thing.
“We feel bloated, we have to loosen our pants. The mixture is too much for our body.”
Anna has also studied nutrition and recently launched her own food brand called Foods by Ann.
His business, which sells everything from smoothies to energy bars to supplements, has flourished since its inception in 2016.
Anna’s biggest success, however, came in the form of martial arts.
The Lodz-born stunning, who first met Robert in 2007, is a member of the Pruszkow Karate Club.
She stepped away from competition after giving birth to her daughter Klara in 2017, but she has certainly left her mark in the world of karate.
Anna managed to win three medals at the Senior World Championships and six medals at the European Championships in different age categories.
In her native country, she is revered for winning 29 medals at the Polish Championship.
In 2010, Anna started her own blog called Healthy Plan by Ann.
Not only does this give her life a boost, but the website has workout tips and cooking recipes for the health conscious.
She has written workout books, promoted her own workout DVDs, and is the face of fitness in Eastern Europe.
To crown her record, Anna is also President of the Special Olympics for Poland.
Perhaps her greatest achievement is making her husband the best striker in the world.