Lewandowski: Moving to Barcelona is the hardest decision of my life
Live it on July 18th. In an interview with Bild, Lewandowski talked about joining Barcelona from Bayern. He said that this was the most difficult decision of his life.
Talking about the transfer, Lewandowski said: “The past few weeks have been difficult, it’s hard for me to find the right words to describe how I feel, there are a lot of things on my mind right now, and lately I’ve been trying to stay relaxed and be with my family. Enjoying the holiday. My age and experience certainly helped me, if it was a younger player I would be more frustrated and nervous and now I can understand what happened, what was said, what was written and reported.”
Lewandowski continued: “In the end everything happened very quickly, there was not much time to think about anything, and now I’m happy that we found a solution. I’m looking forward to getting back on the field with Barca as soon as possible, for me, This is the next step in my career.”
Speaking of the farewell ceremony, Lewandowski said: “There is no right time to say goodbye, everything happens quickly and naturally. I said, ‘Guys, thank you so much, everything will be done today, we made history together, I’ll never forget that.’ I also said that after the US tour in Barcelona ended on July 30, I would return to Munich for a formal goodbye.”
Talking about why he decided to join Barcelona, Lewandowski said: “I want to play in another league besides the Bundesliga, I made this decision a long time ago, but I must stress that this is the hardest part of my life. I want to live somewhere else and explore new things with my family. My daughter is going to school next year, we have to make this decision, if not now, it may never be possible, it’s a once-in-a-lifetime Chance.”
Talking about Bayern only renewing his contract until 2024, while Barcelona offered him a contract until 2026, Lewandowski said: “I know I will be 34 years old soon, but I feel physically and mentally strong, Barcelona I think so too. I don’t know how things will play out after that, but even in 2026 it won’t necessarily be over and I want to be able to play at the top level for many years to come.”
Speaking of his previous meeting with Harvey in Ibiza, Lewandowski said: “We met by chance, but we had great chemistry very quickly, and Harvey told me, ‘I’ll wait for you. ‘ He also told me that we will work well together and that we can achieve a lot and that he has a clear plan on how to get Barca back to the top.”
Talking about whether he believes that Barcelona will make a difference in the Champions League in the new season, Lewandowski said: “Barcelona encountered some problems last season, but this club has amazing potential, and the operation of this transfer window is also very good. I think the club is going On the right path – back to the top. My goal is clear, to help Barcelona get back to the top and win the title!”
Talking about his time at Bayern, Lewandowski said: “I’ve had a wonderful 8 years here, so I hope that through some distance I can forget what happened in the past few weeks, both sides have done unnecessary things, the most important thing is It’s what we achieved together.”
“I would also like to thank the fans, even in my last week in Munich, when there was a lot of trouble, they supported me and I noticed they stood behind me and understood my decision. I will never forget it was a period Good times, I know these things, I know what people say and write, a lot of it is unnecessary and rumours, I especially want to forget last week, my days at Bayern should not be overshadowed.”
“As I said, both sides did unnecessary things, but maybe they had to be done to get the transfer done. I think both sides are happy now, Bayern got a lot of money and I can go to Barca. It’s been a long and difficult road, but I think in the end we can all look at each other.”
Talking about whether he has started to speak Spanish, Lewan said: “I have started to learn Spanish, but it will definitely take more effort.”
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