Robert Lewandowski rarely expresses himself clearly. And if the exceptional Polish striker does it, then mostly in his Polish homeland. But at the Polish national team’s press conference, his words were particularly harsh.

“My time at Bayern is over. I can’t imagine a further good cooperation. Bayern is a serious club and I hope they won’t keep me just because they can,” Lewandowski said on PK.

It is now well known that Lewandowski wants to go to Barcelona. Nevertheless, the question arises to what extent a player is allowed to express himself in this way. The 33-year-old has another year under contract with the Bavarian record champions. But how should further cooperation, according to Lewandowski, be possible at all?

Bavaria’s CEO Oliver Kahn said after Lewandowski’s statements that appreciation is not a one-way street. If you want to stay in the picture, Lewandowski deliberately drove in the wrong direction on the road. Definitely with the help of his advisor Pini Zahavi, but Lewandowski has the handlebars in his own hands.

The fact that the center forward is no longer interested in staying was clearly underpinned by his statements. “I see no way to continue my career at this club,” he said.

Lewandowski chooses these words consciously. He knows exactly what he triggers in Säbener Straße. Those responsible at Bayern around Oliver Kahn and Hasan Salihamidzic are forced to act. A separation is inevitable.

Even if the record champions currently have no replacement due to the missed Haaland transfer, Lewandowski will have to be sold this summer. Bayern could still receive 40 million transfer fee for the world footballer. Did the player get what he wanted? Unfortunately yes.

Unfortunately, because the number of players striking away from their clubs has increased massively in recent years. Do Bayern have another alternative? No, otherwise they would not get any peace in the team and could never make a fresh start. Without Lewandowski. But with new players like Sadio Mané who want to achieve something with the record champions.

Even the fans would not be able to understand this decision. No matter how many titles and goals they owe Lewandowski. Scenes like those at this year’s championship celebration are a thing of the past. There the fans yelled “Lewy stay”. But “Lewy” doesn’t want to stay.

Italy – Germany

04.06.2022 | 8:45 p.m

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