The now FC Barcelona striker attacked the club’s management, accusing them of being false on several occasions: “I have to accept this, even if there were a lot of lies, a lot of lies about me. They were false things.
Poland’s Robert Lewandowski, who left Bayern Munich this summer to join Barcelona, accused the German club of lying about his departure from the club on Friday and said he felt the time was right for a new challenge.
“I feel I am in the right position, in the right place. What happened in the last few weeks before I left Barcelona was also political. The club tried to look for a fight to justify my sale because maybe it was difficult to explain to the fans,” Lewandowski said in an interview with ‘ESPN’. “And I have to accept this, even if there were a lot of lies, a lot of lies about me. They were false things, but in the end I know that the fans, even in this period, are still very supportive,” he added.
Lewandowski, 34, signed for Barcelona for around 45 million euros and left Bayern after eight seasons in which he won as many league titles and a Champions League, among other trophies.
“Some people don’t tell the truth, they say something different. For me it was always important to be clear, honest, and maybe for some people this was a problem. In the end I know I realised that if something wasn’t right with myself either, then maybe it was a good time to leave Bayern and sign for Barcelona,” he said. He stressed that he had a “very good relationship” with his team-mates and coaches at Bayern and that he will miss them.
At the same time, he was looking forward to opening “a new chapter” at Barcelona, with whom he will be looking for his first goal in a friendly against the New York Red Bulls in New York on Saturday.