Robert Lewandowski is one of the best strikers on planet Earth. The Polish is absolutely on fire for Barcelona and is already La Liga’s top scorer. He has had a fresh start and a new challenge in his career. But it is quite astonishing how well the 34-year-old has kept his body performing at such a high level. Leaving a club like Bayern Munich was never easy for Lewy but Xavi convinced him. Lewandowski wanted to be the center of a new project which is what Xavi promised him. And neither of them has gone back on their words. Xavi has started the former Bayern man for most of the matches while Lewy has repaid that trust with goals.
It is no secret that winning the Ballon d’Or is one of Lewandowski’s biggest dreams. He deserved it in 2020 but France Football was never awarded the Ballon d’Or for that year. And that surely infuriated the Barcelona man as winning the award became his target. Also, the striker fell out of favor at Bayern Munich which is when Barcelona offered him a contract. It is no doubt that Barcelona have the biggest history in terms of Ballon d’Or wins and winners. Lionel Messi remains unmatched with 7 golden balls which is what motivated Lewandowski to come and join the Catalans.
Lewandowski also feels at home in Barcelona despite this being his first season only as the fans keep chanting his name. He has so far scored 18 goals in all competitions for the Catalans. Even though Barcelona have crashed out of the UCL, the Europa League will be something that Xavi will be keen to win. They sit top of La Liga, ahead of Real Madrid by 2 points. Xavi will hope his side does not lose their momentum after the WC 2022. One positive thing is that the whole squad might just be available after the world cup. The likes of Araujo, Kessie, and Roberto will also be back from their injuries.
A season to Bounce Back for Barcelona
Robert Lewandowski might just have said Goodbye to the Polish National team after Poland were knocked out by France in the round of 16. It was an underwhelming World cup for a Polish side that could have performed much better. But they made out of the group stages in spectacular fashion.
Now, 34 years old, Lewy said,
“There’s still a long way to go before the next World Cup and many factors influence whether I will play. The joy of the game is needed. This will be an important element, even in the near future. Of course, it’s different when we try to attack. When we play more defensively, there is no joy.“
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