Robert Lewandowski


Lewandowski: I Laughed When I Heard Cries Of 'Hala Madrid'

Former Dortmund and Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski was one of the stars of Barcelona’s Joan Gamper Trophy match against Pumas on Sunday, with the Poland international involved in four of Xavi’s side’s six goals.

He is happy with his decision to sign for the Catalan club, as he explained in a recent interview shortly after the 6-0 win over the Mexicans.

Lewandowski is, however, slightly sad about the manner in which things ended with Bayern Munich.


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“I know that hurt a lot of fans,” he told Sport1. “I can understand that and now I just apologise for that.

At that time it was important and necessary for me to make it clear that I was ready for a change.

“At the end of the day, we are all human. After 12 years in Germany, it was clear to me that my time was over.

I wanted to make that clear, and of course it was not easy for Bayern to accept a sale during this phase.

“It was a difficult situation for everyone involved and we had to find the best solution.

I needed this change, this move to another country, to another club. I feel like a child who has a new toy.”

Some Bayern fans yelled pro-Real Madrid slogans like ‘Hala Madrid‘ at the striker as he left the Bavarian’s training camp when he returned to collect his things.

“Yes, I heard that, and I laughed.” “But there were also some people shouting my name. That was really nice.

“In the last few weeks I have also met some fans in the street who have expressed their understanding for my situation and wished me all the best.”

Lewandowski spoke of pride at his Barcelona presentation.

“I didn’t expect so many fans. It doesn’t matter if he had more or less than other players presented before by Barcelona like Ronaldinho or [Zlatan] Ibrahimovic,”

“Those were different times anyway. It’s very nice when you experience so much support directly.

It’s something that stays with you forever.

“I always wanted to play in LaLiga, that was clear to me.

And when Barcelona came knocking on the door this time, they were the only option for me.

“There were other offers, but I wasn’t interested.”

Lewandowski: I'm Not Thinking About Real Madrid Or Benzema

Robert Lewandowski was officially presented as a Barcelona player after departing Bayern Munich to join the Blaugrana last month.

The Poland international discussed about the Clasico duels against Real Madrid but stressed that he is not only focused on how to beat Los Blancos or outscore Karim Benzema.


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“I’m always ready to play against Real Madrid.”

“I know how to play against them. Last season was very successful for them.

We are here to beat them. We know it will be difficult, but this is football.

“It’s not just Real Madrid. You have to be always prepared because there are fantastic clubs.

You have to always play at your best level. I know we will go out to win every game. It will be a challenge.

“I’m not thinking about Real Madrid or [Karim] Benzema.

He’s a fantastic striker, who has been in LaLiga for years. It’s important for me to play well against Barcelona and not against him.”

Lewandowski went on to make clear that he intends to use his experience to help Xavi Hernandez’s side to win titles again after going one season without a single trophy.

“Age does not matter, it’s just a number,” said Lewandowski.

“I don’t feel 33 years old. Physically I feel great and I have been playing at the top level for years now.

“My experience can help the rest of the players to perform better.

The team has a lot of talent and potential. The future will be brighter – right now everything is going well and we have to show we are in good shape from the start of the season.”

After having his first chat with Xavi, Lewandowski realised that the Catalan coach is the right person to lead Barcelona to glory.

“After a few minutes, I knew the idea he had in mind.”

“I understood exactly what he wanted from me.

The system and the tactics. After that, I felt a connection.

He has a clear idea and knows what he wants and how he wants it. I think he is the right person.”

'Lewandowski: Leaving Bayern Was Sad And Difficult, But I Have A Clear Conscience' - Lewandowski

Robert Lewandowski has started this week by returning to Germany to bid farewell to Bayern Munich, meeting various club employees to thank them for their support during his eight years in Bavaria.

The Polish striker didn’t leave on the very best of terms, having pushed for a transfer to

Barcelona even though he had one more year left on his Bayern Munich contract, but there are no hard feelings.


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“I was sad and difficult,” he told Sky Sports during his visit to Munich.

“I will always be grateful for what I won and experienced here.

“I have thanked everyone for what they did for me and given them gifts.

It was emotional and difficult.

“The last few weeks were difficult for everyone, but I will never forget what I had here and I thank the fans for their support.

“Now I can leave with a clear conscience.”

Bayern Munich Hit back After Robert Lewandowski 'Lies' Accusation

Bayern Munich have questioned Robert Lewandowski’s claims that lies were told about his desire to leave the German side for Barcelona.

Hitting out at the ‘bulls**t’ claims that Bayern’s interest in Erling Haaland was to blame for his departure,

Lewandowski claimed that the Bundesliga champions tried to find any excuse to sell him this summer.

It’s all got a little ugly now, with the two clubs trading barbs over Barcelona’s spending ability this summer,

and now Lewandowski’s comments have drawn a frustrated response from Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic.


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“I don’t understand it at all,” Salihamidzic told Bild.

“My father always taught me that when you leave, never close the door with your behind.

Robert is headed in the direction of doing exactly that.

“It’s something Bayern does not accept.”

Salihamidzic managed to hold his tongue when asked for a reaction to Barca president Joan Laporta’s recent praise of Lewandowski for forcing his way out of Bayern.

“I’ll talk to Laporta when we see each other next time,” Salihamidzic responded.

It’s an ugly ending to an illustrious eight years in Munich for Lewandowski, who departed with an unbelievable record of 344 goals and 72 assists in just 375 appearances for Bayern.

Aubameyang: Lewandowski & I Will Improve On Our Borussia Dortmund Numbers

Former Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, like all Barcelona fans, is delighted with the arrival of Robert Lewandowski at the Catalan club.

The Gabonese and the Pole were previously teammates at Borussia Dortmund in the 2013/14 season where they scored 44 goals between them.

Auba is now convinced that he and Lewandowski will be even better together at Barcelona.


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“We are more experienced now and we can do better than in the past.

I am sure we will both do our best to beat the numbers we achieved at Dortmund.”

Aubameyang is convinced that the former Bayern Munich man will allow Barcelona to aspire to greater heights.

“[Barcelona] will be able to compete to win titles with all the great strikers they have,” he said.

“His quality is really crazy and I always enjoy playing with him.”

For now, though, he is focused on the present and that is the game against Real Madrid,

an opponent he is particularly fond of having netted seven goals in seven games.

Lewandowski: I'm In The Best Place To Win, I'm Hungry For Goals

Robert Lewandowski is officially a Barcelona player and during his presentation to the world, the Pole was quick to win the fans over after declaring he is in the best place possible to win trophies.

After a difficult few weeks in which Bayern Munich and Barcelona squabbled over the transfer fee for the striker, plus the player’s

insistence on making the move, Joan Laporta was finally able to unveil the new signing in Miami.


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“In football it’s important to have the will to win and I think I’m in the best place to do that,” Lewandowski said. “I’m hungry for goals.

“We have a lot of work to do, but there is a lot of quality in the squad and a lot of potential. I’m at a good club.

“I have done the last few training sessions with my teammates and I am ready to play in the next game [against Real Madrid].

“I hope I can score a lot of goals, that’s my challenge.”


Laporta said:

“Thank you and welcome to Barcelona,” Laporta began in Polish.

“This man has made extraordinary efforts to come here again.

“It has not been easy and we are very proud that you wanted to play for us.

“We need you, you are a star and we have great expectations.

“We want to make the team more and more competitive and we are progressing very well.

“I want to thank the sporting management for their work, they have made the signing possible.

“We are putting Barcelona back on the world stage.”

Eric García: "As A Defender, I Rather Have Lewandowski On My Team"

Barcelona defender Eric García was questioned by the media in a press conference after FC Barcelona’s win over Inter Miami CF tonight.

García has a great feeling of the team they’re becoming this year, specially with the addition of a player like Robert Lewandowski, for whom he had nothing but compliments.


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Erik Garcial:

“I think that starting our preseason tour like this is important.

We’ve had great opportunities for everybody. we have to continue this way to be at our best for our debut in LaLiga.”

Robert Lewandowski, who’s on the verge of making his debut for FC Barcelona, possibly this weekend against Real Madrid.

“I think that as a defender is best to have Lewandowski on your team.

He’s a world class forward. I’m pretty sure that he’ll help us a lot. I hope he can start helping us as soon as possible.

García went on to admit that he loves being in Miami, something he considers a privilege, so he’s thankful.

“It’s a pleasure. It’s amazing and it tells us just how great this country is…

I hope we have the same support in Las Vegas.”

Barcelona Sign Robert Lewandowski From Bayern Munich

Barcelona have signed Poland striker Robert Lewandowski from Bayern Munich on a four-year contract worth 50m euros (£42.6m).

The 33-year-old, who is widely heralded as one of the game’s top strikers, had been pushing for an exit from Bayern all summer after growing frustrated with a lack of movement in contract negotiations, publicly insisting that Barca was his preferred destination.

He has joined his new team-mates in Miami as part of Barcelona’s four-match tour in the United States.


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“I’m finally here. I’m delighted to be at Barca,” Lewandowski said.

“The last few days have been very long, but the deal is done and now I can focus on a new chapter and challenge in my life.

“I’ve always wanted to play in La Liga and for the big clubs.

“I’m here to help Barca get back to the top and win as many titles as possible.”

Lewandowski, who had a buyout clause of 500m euros (£425.9m), joined Bayern on a free transfer in 2014 after his departure from Borussia Dortmund.

He scored 50 goals in 46 games last season as he helped Bayern win a 10th straight Bundesliga title.

Lewandowski has scored 344 times in 374 games for the club and is their second-highest scorer of all time behind Gerd Muller.

He has won the league in all eight of his seasons at Bayern and also won the Champions League in 2019-20.

Lewandowski is Barcelona’s fourth signing of the summer following Brazil winger Raphinha

joining from Leeds United in a deal worth up to £55m, while Ivory Coast midfielder Franck Kessie and Denmark defender Andreas Christensen have arrived on free transfers after their respective contracts with AC Milan and Chelsea came to an end.

France winger Ousmane Dembele has also signed a contract extension with Barcelona this summer.

Meanwhile, Bayern have signed the Netherlands defender Matthijs de Ligt from Juventus on a five-year contract in a deal worth 77m euros (£65.6m).

Robert Lewandowski Arrives In Spain For Barcelona Medical

Robert Lewandowski has arrived in Spain to undergo a medical ahead of sealing his long-awaited move to Barcelona.

Bayern Munich confirmed they had reached an agreement to sell the Poland striker earlier on Saturday, with Barcelona following suit a few hours later.


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FC Barcelona and Bayern Munich have reached an early agreement for the transfer of Robert Lewandowski,

pending the player’s medical examination and the signing of contracts,” a Blaugrana statement read.

The transfer has now moved one step closer as Jijantes filmed Lewandowski arriving in Mallorca on Saturday evening ahead of his medical.

A fee of around €50m has been agreed between the two sides, bringing an end to long-winded negotiations which looked at risk of falling apart earlier this summer.

Chelsea and Manchester United had both asked to be kept informed of developments concerning Lewandowski’s future,

but the player has long made it clear that he was focused on moving to Camp Nou this summer, and he is inching closer to finally getting his wish.

Barcelona 'Refuse' To Increase Robert Lewandowski Bid

Barcelona president Joan Laporta is claimed to have admitted that the club do not plan to increase their bid for Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski.

The wantaway striker is desperate to join Barcelona before Bayern’s pre-season begins

on July 12 but the two clubs have failed to reach an agreement thus far, with Barça’s latest bid of €40m understood to be short of the asking price.


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According to report Bayern are looking for €60m but would come down to €50m if the right deal was offered.

AS state that Laporta was asked about the status of Barça’s bid during an ‘informal meeting’ with journalists, in which the president

vowed that he would not pay more than the €40m which is already on the table.

Agent Pini Zahavi is working with Barcelona to try and get a deal done but has so far failed to convince Bayern to lower their asking price,

leaving Lewandowski increasingly frustrated as he faces being forced to return to pre-season training.

The situation is being monitored by Chelsea, who are on the lookout for a new striker after

sending club-record signing Romelu Lukaku back to Inter on a season-long loan.

The Blues’ previous regime were close with Zahavi, who has made it clear that Lewandowski’s preference is to join Barcelona.

However, with Barcelona unprepared to raise their bid, Lewandowski may be forced to consider other options if he truly wants to leave the Allianz Arena this summer.