After a successful first year at Barcelona, Robert Lewandowski has had an indifferent second season at the club thus far.
The 35-year-old striker has found goals hard to come by while his overall game also appears to have deteriorated, leading to criticism from several quarters.
Barça, as a whole, have struggled this season in comparison to the last campaign during which they won the La Liga and Spanish Super Cup titles.
Differences between last season and this season
In an interview with SPORT, Lewandowski discussed the Catalans’ decline from last season to this one, saying:
“If we talk about the first year, yes, it’s completely different because we played very well, we won a lot of games and there were a lot of goals. This year it’s a little bit more difficult, but that’s normal, this is football. We have to work.”
Expressing confidence that Barcelona can turn things around, he said: “I am always positive about the future because we have great players and, although the situation is a bit difficult, we have to play until the end of the season and, if we win a lot of games, we have chances to win the league.”
When asked what had changed to cause this sort of difference, he replied: “It’s difficult to explain in just one word, there are many things. We also have a slightly different team to the first year, less experienced players, now with many young players and of course, they have a lot of potential, a lot of talent, but in the end, you also need experience.
“And with this team you need a little bit of time to play well or better. We know where we are and now we will have a little bit of time until the end to work on training sessions, exercises… I’m sure we can win a lot of games this season.”
As things stand, Barcelona are third in La Liga, eight points behind leaders Real Madrid. When asked if the Catalans can still win the title, Lewandowski replied:
“Many things can happen. Now we are six points behind…
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Author : Michel Durant
Publish date : 2024-02-09 11:45:40
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