Having arrived at FC Barcelona in the summer transfer window of last year, Robert Lewandowski is enjoying a fine campaign. The 34-year-old superstar has played a vital role in the club’s ascent to the top of the La Liga standings.
And on Sunday, Lewandowski led from the front again, scoring a brace to fire Barça to a 4-2 win over RCD Espanyol, in turn helping them become the champions of La Liga.
The twin strikes meant that the Poland captain has now scored 21 goals in his debut campaign in the league, sitting at the top of the scoring charts in the competition.
With Karim Benzema four goals behind and four games still to be played, Lewandowski is not yet guaranteed to go and win the Pichichi Trophy for the season, but the centre-forward has his focus fully on that after having sealed the league title.
“There are still four games to go… I have to score more goals,” Lewandowski said. “I’m very happy to win La Liga. We played very well today.”
Meanwhile, defender Andreas Christensen also expressed his delight at winning the league title, saying: “Winning La Liga has made me very happy!”
“I never regret choosing Barcelona. Like I said since my arrival my dream is to come here, winning two titles is an amazing feeling and I can’t wait to finish the celebrations.”
Pedri, too, spoke to the media after the contest and showed his pleasure at winning the first league title of his career, saying:
“It’s my third year and I wanted to win a big title. I’m happy for my family, for those who are by my side and, of course, for me,” he said.
“We wanted to win here, always respecting our opponents. We came out with a lot of rhythm and when I saw that after the first goal, we kept going the same way, I knew that we weren’t going to let it slip away,” he added.
Praising his midfield partner Gavi, Pedri said: “Exceptional. He has fight, commitment and also quality. I understand him very well on and off the pitch.”
On Sergio Busquets, who will be leaving in the summer, the 20-year-old added: “I asked him if he was sure, if he wanted to renew for another year. It’s very noticeable to play with or without him, we can’t replace a player like him.”
Talking about Xavi and the impact he has had on his game, Pedri said: “Xavi has improved me in everything, he gives us a lot of advice because of his background as a midfielder, he explains to us how to turn, how to help. I hope he continues with us for many more years.”