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Lewandowski talks about Barcelona, El Clasico and his former coaches

After Barcelona

Robert Lewandowski has quickly become an integral part of Barcelona’s team and a fan favorite. Since his arrival from Bayern Munich last summer for a fee of around €45 million. Despite a slight dip in form after the FIFA World Cup, the 34-year-old striker leads the goalscoring charts in La Liga. With 15 goals, he leads the charts and remains a key player for manager Xavi.

Lewandowski recently spoke to ESPN Deportes ahead of Barcelona’s upcoming match against Real Madrid. This could be a decisive moment in the race for the title. He talked about his motivation to sign for Barcelona and praised his teammates.

Lewandowski talking about various things in the interview

Lewandowski, in an interview with ESPN Deportes, spoke about his decision to join Barcelona. He said that he had always wanted to play in LaLiga and saw the challenge in helping the team. The Barcelona striker also talked about the difficulty of facing Real Madrid, noting their experienced and talented players. Finally, he expressed his excitement to be a part of El Clasico. He called it the most important club match in the world.

Lewandowski shared his advice to young players, specifically mentioning Barcelona midfielder Gavi. He emphasized the importance of learning English for players who want to be international stars. He recommended Gavi to focus on improving his language skills. Regarding football, he advised Gavi to not dwell on past achievements and to focus on the next game and what he can achieve.

Lewandowski spoke highly of his former coaches Carlo Ancelotti, Pep Guardiola, and Jurgen Klopp. He credited Ancelotti for giving him self-confidence and for being a caring person. Meanwhile, Guardiola changed Lewandowski’s view of football and helped him improve his tactical skills. As for Klopp, the striker views him as a fatherly figure who can support and push him to achieve more, both on and off the pitch.

Lewandowski explained that he was happy with everything he achieved with Bayern Munich but he wanted to get out of his comfort zone and consider whether winning more titles there would make him a happier person or make him different, as he thought of football as his life and not just a game.

Despite feeling tired from the pressure of matches, the Barcelona striker finds a special charm in the Camp Nou, which he feels when he steps onto the field. According to Lewandowski, the crowd chanting his name motivates him to play, score, and win.

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