The first major principle Lewandowski exercises is focused on his movements in relation to the ball. In more detail, Lewandowski is able to create space for himself by dropping into the “pockets”, a term also known as the space between lines, such as the space between the opponent’s midfielders and the defenders. By preforming this action, Lewandowski is then able to link-up the play along with his teammates through the creation of numerical superiority.
By dropping into the pocket, Lewandowski is also able to create doubts among the defenders, as they become unsure if to follow him or not. If the defenders choose to follow him, this action will create an imbalance within the opponent’s defensive line, hence allowing Lewandowski to take advantage of this new space. Here, Lewandowski is often seen receiving the ball within the pockets and scoring with less difficulty. In other situations, it can be seen that Lewandowski adapts himself to the unique circumstances of the game and decides to create space for his teammates.