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Lewandowski talks about Messi’s possible return to Barcelona: “This is his home”



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Robert Lewandowski has once again opened up about his desire to see Lionel Messi return to Camp Nou, in a recent interview. The forward also talked about how happy he is in Barcelona, suggesting he has never been more loved elsewhere.

I know what Messi means for Barcelona. When you think of Barcelona you say Messi and when you think of Messi you say Barça,” Lewandowski told Interia Sport (h/t Diario SPORT).

“I also know what value Leo would bring to our team, not only on the field but also for the whole club,” he added. Lewandowski believes he would get along with Messi very well at Barcelona, despite being direct rivals a few years ago when both players were in contention for the Ballon d’Or title.

“I’ve always liked playing with players who understand football. And Leo is top-notch. Also, Messi has changed his style of play a bit in recent years, today he is more of a ’10’, a midfielder,” he said. The forward had echoed similar words in an earlier interview this month.

Lewandowski shared a bit of information regarding his recent with Messi in the Laureus Sports Ceremony. “Keep it a secret, but when I told him about Barcelona his eyes lit up. And it’s not surprising, after all, he grew up here, he has a house here that he visits often. Barcelona is his home,” he said.

Lewandowski went on to talk about how happy he is at Barcelona, stating, “I’m happy, I’ve never felt like this. Money is important in life, but if I wanted to earn even more, there were clubs that guaranteed it to me. Sporting success is also important because I play football to win.

“Nowhere else I would find as much love as the one Barcelona gave me. And I’m not just talking about the club, but also about the people, about the city,” he added.

Lewandowski’s 22 goals in La Liga this season played a key role in helping Barcelona win the league title for the first time since 2019. Talking about the league triumph, he said, “I have never experienced anything like this before. In any of the titles won. Here the whole city breathes success.”

I still remember the faces of the people I saw during the rúa in Barcelona. It is difficult for me to describe what I saw in them, I think that it was gratitude. Then I understood the value of this championship,” the forward added.

Lewandowski has a contract at Barcelona until 2026. Talking about his future at Camp Nou, the veteran attacker said, “My contract has a duration of two more years and there is the option to extend it for another year.

But the contract itself is not important. The well-being of me and my family is more important. I always wanted to live in Spain, I wanted to play in the League As long as I’m enjoying the game, I want to be here. In 10 or 15 years I’d like to look in the mirror and say, Robert, you had a great time.”

In the meantime, Lewandowski will be focusing on ending the season on the right note. He will be particularly hoping to get some goals under his name and reach the 25-goal mark, which should be enough for him to secure the prestigious Pichichi trophy.

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