Polish striker Robert Lewandowski said he was “proud” and aware of the “enormous challenge” that awaits him at the Barcelonaa club in which he was presented this Friday at the Camp Nou stadium, one week before the start of the Spanish Championship.
A major signing this summer, the Polish striker signed for 5 years and 50 million euros (R$ 263 million) on July 19, coming from Bayern Munchen.
“I’m very proud to be here. It’s a big challenge, not just as a top scorer, but also to encourage other players to do their best,” the 33-year-old told a news conference. “I know that recent times have not been easy for the club, but I know that I can be better in the future with this team. We have enormous potential,” he added.
The Pole was cheered on by the crowd on the Camp Nou lawn, where he performed the traditional embaixadinha already wearing the number 9 shirt.
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Barcelona president Joan Laporta was present alongside his new signing and expects a lot from the former Bayern player, who scored 344 goals in 375 games during his eight years at the Bavarian club.
“This operation was not easy, but he is a very committed player with Barça”, acknowledged the Spanish manager.
Lewandowski debuted in Barça’s uniform on July 24, in an ‘El Clasico’, and beat his great rival Real Madrid 1-0 in Las Vegas. In official competitions, the Pole should debut next Saturday, the 13th, in the first round of the Spanish Championship, against Rayo Vallecano.