In an exclusive interview, Cristina Alexander of ESPN FC questioned Robert Lewandowski about his move from Bayern Munich to FC Barcelona and he made some perplexing comments about leaving the Bavarian giants.
Robert Lewandowski has called out Bayern Munich for lying regarding his move to Barcelona.
Since Lewandowski’s transfer from Bayern Munich to Barcelona was announced two weeks ago, there have been verbal spats between the two teams.
Lewandowski alleges the club told the fans many untrue things about him, in addition to strongly implying that they have not been honest about him.
At the conclusion of the previous campaign, the Polish international declared his intention to leave Bayern, with Barcelona quickly emerging as his top choice.
His future became mired in controversy as Bayern initially resisted selling their star attacker.
Two weeks ago, they eventually gave him permission to go after Barca paid £42.5 million to acquire the 33-year-old.
However, even after his departure, there has been animosity between the two clubs, with Bayern manager Julian Nagelsmann asking where the financially precarious Barca obtained the funds for the transfer.
Now, Lewandowski has retaliated against his old team for how they handled his departure.
He acknowledged that he had a really good relationship with everyone at the Allianz Arena, but this summer’s events have damaged that relationship.
“I had wonderful relationships with my teammates, the staff, and the coach, all of which I’ll miss because I had such a wonderful experience there.
We were more than just pals from the field, “he told ESPN.
“However, this chapter is finally done, and I am starting a new chapter in both my personal life and my professional life. I therefore feel that I am in the proper setting.
In light of this, a lot of the events that occurred in the last three weeks or so before I left Bayern Munich were undoubtedly political.
The club tried to come up with a justification for why they could sell me to another club because, historically, it may have been tough to explain to the supporters.
And even though a lot of sh*t was said about me, I had to accept that. Although towards the end I was aware of the fans’ continued support for me.”
Some people had suggested that Lewandowski’s desire to go was driven by rumors that Bayern was interested in signing Erling Haaland.
But the striker also denied the allegations, saying it was time for him to move on.
“That had nothing to do with Erling, I assure you.
Even if something is bad for me, the truth is more essential to me than my own interests. I don’t want to talk about the specifics of what occurred.
But if you’re wondering if he had anything to do with the decision to go, I didn’t see anything wrong with his joining Bayern Munich, “he said.
Lewandowski and the Bayern board continue to disagree on the specifics of what transpired throughout this protracted controversy.
It will be interesting to see if there is ever a single, widely accepted narrative.