After his inglorious departure to FC Barcelona, Robert Lewandowski is trying to appease the heated Bayern minds. Opposite of sports picture he explained the reasons behind his move to the Catalans.
“I didn’t leave because Bavaria was concerned with Haaland – I understand that,” the Pole defended himself against the accusation that he had only switched to the former BVB striker because of Bavaria’s transfer efforts. Instead, he wanted to “fulfill his dream” at FC Barcelona.
Lewandowski wishes the German record champion “only the best” for the future. He does not believe in an offensive problem caused by his departure. “I trust Mane and Gnabry to score a lot of goals. 20 goals are possible for both of them. Bayern have so many dangerous players in attacking midfield and also in attack. They can compensate for my departure, other players will score more goals”, according to the 33-year-old.
All in all, he looks back on his time in Bayern with a smile on his face. “I only have positive memories of the time in Munich. The people, the successes. My heart will always carry the story with FC Bayern,” said the striker. That’s why it’s important for him to have spoken to all the “people there,” “with Hasan Salihamidzic as well as with Uli Hoeneß. I will always be grateful for this common path, it was the best time in my life so far.”
Saying goodbye to many of his long-time teammates was also extremely difficult. “The farewell with Thomas (Müller), Manu (Neuer), Leon (Goretzka) and Jo (Kimmich) was the most emotional,” said Lewandowski. “There are so many great players and incredible people.”