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Barcelona superstar hits out at La Liga referees: “They are killing the league”



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Robert Lewandowski is perhaps one of the most criticised players from Barcelona’s opening three La Liga fixtures. After all, last season’s Pichichi Award winner has endured a relatively rough start to the new campaign.

He found the back of the net in Barcelona’s recent 4-3 win over Villarreal and, in the process, netted his first goal of the season.

It was his goal that helped the Blaugranas take home all three points on the night, as was the case on so many occasions last season.

The Polish striker spoke to Meczyki via Youtube earlier today where he detailed some aspects of his life at Barcelona. Interestingly, he was very critical of La Liga and did not hold back in lashing out at the referees.

“Referees are killing La Liga. The league is not appealing and attacking enough..”

The Barcelona superstar then added the aspect of where La Liga lacked from a team’s perspective and expressed his disappointment at the time-wasting and other anti-football tactics employed.

“In my opinion, the style of play in La Liga has changed. It’s not as attacking as it used to be. Of course, every season is different, maybe it will be different now, but there are a lot of teams that don’t want to play football, they play very defensively.”

“I used to think La Liga was like that, maybe a few years ago it was like that, but that’s changed. It’s not a league that’s geared towards attacking, attractive football. Whether it’s the referees or other people responsible for that, they’re not helping.”

When asked about his future with the Polish National Team, the legendary striker said,

“Before the Euro 2024, I will have decided whether or not to retire from the Poland National Team.”

Finally, the striker spoke on how the final stretch of a game of football was always the most challenging and reasoned out the same.

“Sometimes in football, the last 15 minutes are the hardest for a player. That’s when the fatigue comes into play, and you have to put in the most effort to stay at the same level.”

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