Before an exalted public, Robert Lewandowski was presented as a new Barça player at the Camp Nou. “good morning to tom”. Just one sentence and the striker already had the culé fans in his pocket, eager for a new idol that will make them recover the national and European throne lost in recent years. “I am very proud to play here. My happiness is playing in this stadium and scoring a lot of goals in every game”.
After receiving the affection of the stadium, the player went through a press conference, where he wanted to explain his arrival at the Barça club, of which he recognized that, although he is not “in his best moments”, the good understanding with the president and the project of Barcelona for the next few years convinced him from the start. “The players have enormous potential and talent, this mix of youth and experience can work. If I can help them, not only on the pitch, but also with words, I will not hesitate to do so”.
Asked about his departure from Munich, Lewandowski admitted that it had not been easy, as he has played there for the last 8 years, but he knew that, for both him and his family, going to Barcelona was “the next logical step” in his career. sporty. “We have worked hard to make this a reality, I am very proud.”
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The new Barça star acknowledged feeling a feeling with Xavi from their first conversation, where he understood what the Blaugrana coach wanted from him. “He had to think about my position, we talked about systems and tactics, I knew he had clear ideas and I am with him because he is the right person to do it”.
Questioned about his age, Lewandowski did not hesitate to affirm that it is just a number, and that he feels prepared for everything. “I have been at a very high level for many years, age is a positive thing because it gives you experience, I am hungry to achieve things and I have this mentality of working hard.”
Regarding the eternal rival, the Polish striker acknowledged that, despite the fact that Real Madrid is coming off a successful year, the team is ready to face them. “I am always prepared to face Madrid. The last season was very good. It will be difficult to beat them. In football you have to beat Madrid and other clubs on the pitch. Obviously I’m sure we’ll go to win and to win the Champions League. We are ready for the Classic. I don’t think about Benzema. He has been in LaLiga for many years and the important thing is to play for Barcelona”.
Lastly, Lewandowski also referred to Karim Benzema, the Whites’ striker with whom he will have to compete for the national scoring title, defining the Frenchman as a “fantastic striker who has been here for many years”, although the new Barça star clarified that individual achievements they do not concern him as much as the good performance of the team. “The important thing is to do well on the pitch.” (D)