Barcelona striker Robert Lewandowski questioned the team’s tactical direction.
Polish striker Lewandowski is a world-class striker that anyone can recognize. He is considered one of the top three strikers of the 2010s along with Luis Suárez and Karim Benzema.
Lewandowski, who joined Barcelona this season through Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich in Germany, is having a difficult time recently.
His team, Barcelona, was eliminated in the UEFA (European Football Confederation) Champions League group stage, and also lost to Manchester United in the Europa League round of 16 playoffs, so he packed up early.
In the process, he scored 6 goals, but 3 goals came against weak Viktoria Plzen, and he failed to win the remaining 2 matches. In 4 silent games, they recorded 1 draw and 3 losses, and criticism came out that they could not save the team at the moment of crisis.
Recently, his scoring ability has also declined. Lewandowski, who scored in 9 of 11 games early in the season, has scored in just 5 of his last 10 games. His destructive power in front of the goal decreased sharply as the play of coming down to a low position to receive his ball increased.
Eventually, Lewandowski complained about his team’s tactics.
In an interview with ESPN on the 17th (Korean time), Lewandowski said, “It is important to adapt to change and take a step forward” when asked about the team style ‘Tiki-taka’. You shouldn’t try to play with it.”
“For the past 10 years, everyone has tried to emulate Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona,” Lewandowski said.
He then pointed out that the club itself was not ready. “We’ve had problems in the Champions League and that’s something we need to fix, but so far we’re not ready to fight at the highest level for three competitions: Champions League, Ligue 1 and Copa del Rey,” Lewandowski said. . 메이저놀이터
Even so, he was determined to fight together until the end.
“I always wanted to play in La Liga. I came here knowing that Barcelona had a lot of problems. When I saw the path the club was going to, I said, ‘I can be part of this process’,” he said. “I know I can play for a few more years. I always enjoyed playing and now I’m more concerned with the mental than the physical.”