Grabara: I joined FCK to win trophies
Kamil Grabara says the F.C. Copenhagen fans will get what they deserve when the Lions likely lift the Danish Superliga trophy on Sunday after a rollercoaster first season for the goalkeeper at the club.
Grabara saved a penalty in FCK's 2-0 win at Randers on Sunday which means that, bar freak results, the team will be presented with the title in Parken this weekend.
The 23-year-old arrived from Liverpool FC last summer and has played 43 games for the Lions this season.
And the Polish stopper was all praise for the travelling supporters who stood behind his goal as he blocked Stephen Odey's spot kick.
"It's been a long day," said Grabara after the game in Jutland. "There were probably 2,500 of our fans (here) and as a club with the best fans in the league, they should also have the best players in the league, right?
"Long back when I first met with the guys I felt the only goal was to win the championship with this club. I didn't come over here just to play at FCK, I came here to win games, to win trophies and hopefully bring back the Champions League to Copenhagen."
The season has not always gone to plan, with FCK battling other teams for the championship throughout. But Grabara insists that the success of a campaign is judged on the end result.
"Of course we p***ed many people off when we had a nine-point lead and we f***ed it up to go second," says Grabara.
"But listen – nobody in this squad doubts anything. As a football player at some point you recognise the situation and you know you messed up, right? But the only way to recover from that is to win games.
"We put ourselves in a position today where it's all in our hands. We knew we had to win the game when we came here – a draw wouldn't have been bad but if you ask anyone in this dressing room, no-one was even thinking about the draw.
"At such a club like Copenhagen only the win matters. That's what the fans demand and I fully agree with them. It's a shame we can't deliver every time but it went our way today.
"I don't give a f*** how many points we have or how we won the league. If we win the league it means we're the best team to win the league, and that's why we won it.
"I know it would be much better if we finished the season with 90 points and 100 goals but still, if you're in first place at the end of the season that's what matters. No-one is going to remember how many goals you scored and games you won. Of course it's been stressful at times and we've had to chase them and they chase us, but what matters is in the last game we lift the trophy."
FCK could be crowned Danish champions if FC Midtjylland fail to beat Silkeborg on Monday evening. Should FCM win that game, the Lions will have a three-point advantage heading into Sunday's final round of fixtures and with a likely superior goal difference.
Check out Grabara's full interview above here!