After his verbal frontal attack in the direction of those responsible at FC Bayern Munich, Robert Lewandowski in the picture against accusations of selfishness and asked for understanding among the fans of Munich. However, he clearly underlined his position regarding a change of club – presumably to FC Barcelona.
“I’m not an egoist. I know what I had at Bayern and appreciate it very much. I also know that I’ve been doing my best not to disappoint the club and the fans for eight years. After this time I feel that it It’s time for a new stage,” said Lewandowski.
He “respects FC Bayern and its rules. But changes, especially after such a time, are part of the life of the club and the player. I hope that this is not seen as selfishness. I have a contract, but I’ve also tried it club how I feel,” he added.
Robert Lewandowski appeases: “Doesn’t want to force anything”
The Polish striker had decided against extending his contract with Bayern, which expired in 2023, and is urging an immediate farewell. However, the club management in the person of CEO Oliver Kahn, sports director Hasan Salihamidzic and President Herbert Hainer recently rigorously rejected these wishes. Instead, they insist on fulfilling the contract.
However, Lewandowski emphasized that he did not want to “force” a farewell. “I said from the start that we should look for a solution that would be good for both sides,” said the two-time world footballer: “Bayern is one of the biggest clubs in the world, a dream club for many great players. I think that it’s better for Bayern to invest the money they can get for me than to keep me until the end of my contract.” He personally wants to “take on a new challenge at another club for a few more years”: “That’s my wish.”
In the circle of the Polish national team, he had recently made it clear that his “story at Bayern was over”, which led to a direct reaction from Kahn, who said that appreciation is “not a one-way street”. New statements from a podcast emerged on Monday OnetSport in which Lewandowski talks about the fact that something in him has “died”. He just wanted to “leave Bayern. Loyalty and respect are more important than work.” It was said again and again that Bayern’s offensive campaign for Erling Haaland Lewandowski was offended.
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However, the statements in the podcast were “distorted”, he emphasizes: “This is a long podcast that was recorded last week. There was no follow-up: we talked for 1.5 hours, including a few minutes about football.” The 33-year-old advocated letting the emotions “cool down”. He wanted to “speak calmly”.
He apparently did the same on Tuesday, with Salihamidzic directly. “Today Robert Lewandowski called me. Among other things, we talked about his public statements of the past few days. I clearly explained our point of view to his contract situation,” said Bayern’s sporting director picture. However, he remains – at least outwardly – with his tough stance on the sale of Lewandowski. “Herbert Hainer, Oliver Kahn and I have said several times about his desire to change, so I’d like to leave it at that,” he said.