Lewandowski opens up about his move to Barcelona

After Robert Lewandowski’s transfer from Bayern Munich to Barcelona was a mere administrative detail after the two clubs reached an agreement, the Pole spoke with satisfaction about what happened this summer.

Speaking to German newspaper Bild a day after the Bavarian club announced it had reached a “verbal agreement with Barcelona”, the Pole, who will celebrate his 34th birthday next month, said “it was the most difficult decision in history”. . my life. There was no time for a proper goodbye…”, indicating that I said, “Thanks a lot, guys. All this will end today. We wrote history together and I will never forget it!”

Lewandowski’s move to Barcelona was anything but smooth as Bayern became attached to him and wanted to keep his services until the end of his contract next summer, but the player’s insistence on not going beyond his eight years at Bayern pushed ” Bundesliga.” champion for the last ten seasons, to finally agree.

The former Borussia Dortmund striker, who leaves Bayern after scoring 344 goals in 375 appearances in all competitions, said: “The last few weeks have been difficult. It is not easy for me to find the right words (to describe the state of tension). There’s a lot going on in my head right now. Lately, I’ve been trying to stay relaxed and enjoy the holidays with my family.”

And about his desire to move to Barcelona, ​​he said: “I wanted to play in a league other than the German Bundesliga. I made this decision a long time ago. But I must say that it was the most difficult decision in my life. I wanted to live somewhere else and discover something new with my family.”

“My daughter Clara will start school next year and we had to make that decision. If we didn’t do it now, it probably wouldn’t be possible at all. This opportunity comes once in a lifetime.”

Lewandowski spoke about his meeting in Ibiza with Barcelona coach Xavi, who convinced him of his decision to join the Blaugrana, saying: “It actually happened by accident. But uniformity was immediately good. He told me: I will wait for you.”

And he added: “Xavi told me that we will work well together and we can achieve a lot. He has a clear plan to bring Barcelona back to the top. Barcelona had problems last season. signings now. I think the club is on the right track.”

As for his goals, they are “very clear: reach the top with Barcelona and win titles.”

Despite the controversy and tension that accompanied his transfer, Leva is pleased with the end result, adding: “Like I said, both sides did what was not necessary. But perhaps something had to happen for the translation to be possible. In the end, I think both parties are happy. Bayern got a lot of money (45 million euros plus 5 million bonuses) and I moved to Barcelona. It’s been a long and difficult journey, but I think we can all look each other in the eye in the end.”

Source: AFP.

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