05 Aug 2022 | 08:34 | Football
Robert Lewandowski at the launch ceremony in Barcelona.© AFP
Robert lewandowski made his official debut as a Barcelona player on Wednesday and insists he still has the desire to continue his incredible goalscoring feats. The Polish striker, signed from Bayern Munich for around 50 million euros, was officially introduced as a Barca player along with club president Joan Laporta. The debut comes a day after the La Liga side kicked off their four-match tour of the US soil with a 6-0 win. David Beckhamby Inter Miami.
Lewandowski, 33, who left the German champions after a controversy over his new contract as well as a clash with coach Julian Nagelsmann over tactical options, can’t wait to get started.
Lewandowski joined Bayern in 2014, scoring 344 goals in 375 matches and breaking the Bundesliga’s all-time scoring record.
But he could make his Barca debut in Las Vegas this weekend against arch-rivals Real Madrid and say: “We’ve worked hard to get to this point but we’ve finally arrived. there.
“I’ve always been hungry for success and have a winning mentality. This is a new challenge for me and I’ve seen this as a squad with huge potential.” There is a lot of quality and I want to do my best for the club. I’m ready.”
Lewandowski joined Barcelona amid a financial crisis despite the club’s debt of almost a billion euros, making the striker the club’s fourth summer transfer after signing the Brazilian midfielder. Ivory Coast Franck Kessie from AC Milan, Chelsea defender. Andreas Christensen on a free transfer, and Brazilian winger Raphinha.
“We’re doing our best to restructure,” Laporta said. “We’ve done a lot of work to make this a reality.
“There is a great expectation for you (Lewandowski). You are a football star.”
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