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Lewandowski on decision to join Barcelona: “More realistic than previous Real Madrid links”



Robert Lewandowski has enjoyed an excellent start to his life in Barcelona. The forward has performed well on the pitch while becoming a real leader in the dressing room. He was even nominated for La Liga’s Player of the Month award, after scoring eight goals in six matches.

In a recent interview with Kwartalnik Sportowy (h/t Diario SPORT), Lewandowski offered his thoughts on his first month at Barça while providing a set of reasons that played a key role in convincing him to join the Catalans earlier this summer.

One of the reasons was the technicality of Spanish football. Lewandowski thinks “In Spain, technical plays are more appreciated. In Germany, the focus is always on order, intensity and winning games. Here, every little technical trick or dribble is valued.”

The Polish international also said he was looking for a breath of fresh air, adding: “It was a breath of fresh air that will help me not to feel tired in the coming years”.

However, Lewandowski denied feeling fatigued in Bayern Munich, though he admitted Barcelona’s determination in securing his services played a key role in convincing him to quit Bavaria.

“I didn’t feel that in Germany, but I felt that it could arrive in any season. When I saw how determined they were to sign me, I knew that this transfer was much more realistic than any of my previous links with Real Madrid,” said the forward.

Lewandowski also feels happy in Barcelona, adding: “It’s not as bad as I expected, people respect my privacy. Of course, Barcelona is a tourist place, during the season there are many visitors, so this could change. We are an active family, we like to walk.”

The Polish international’s comments came before his country’s 2-0 defeat to the Netherlands in the UEFA Nations League. Having failed to score in Warsaw, the former Dortmund star will be desperate for a goal as the Poles travel to Cardiff to face Wales on Sunday.

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