Robert Lewandowski: Bayern star’s reaction to Nagelsmann telling him where to stand for crosses

Robert Lewandowski

Robert Lewandowski looks set to leave Bayern Munich this summer in a cloud of controversy following some strong comments about the club.

Lewandowski has scored a staggering 344 goals for the Bavarian giants but is in search of pastures new after helping to guide them to yet another Bundesliga title.

The 33-year-old has been simply unplayable over the course of the last three or so years and was desperately unlucky to miss out on winning the Ballon d’Or in 2020.

However, it seems the love affair may be over with Lewandowski recently slating the club on a recent podcast in his native Poland.

“I just want to leave Bayern,” he told Polish outlet Sport Onet.

“Loyalty and respect are more important than the work. The best thing to do is find a solution together.

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WOLFSBURG, GERMANY – MAY 14: Robert Lewandowski of FC Bayern Muenchen looks on during the Bundesliga match between VfL Wolfsburg and FC Bayern München at Volkswagen Arena on May 14, 2022 in Wolfsburg, Germany. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)

“They didn’t want to listen to me until the end. Something died inside me and it’s impossible to get over that. Even if you want to be professional, you can’t make up for it.

“No other offers were even considered by me other than that of Barcelona. I want to leave Bayern, that’s clear.”

He later added:

“What kind of player wants to come to Bayern Munich in the future if he knows that something like this could happen to him? Where’s the loyalty and respect in that?”

VILLARREAL, SPAIN – APRIL 06: Julian Nagelsmann embraces Robert Lewandowski of FC Bayern Muenchen after their sides defeat during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final Leg One match between Villarreal CF and Bayern München at Estadio de la Ceramica on April 06, 2022 in Villarreal, Spain. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

However, it seems Lewandowski isn’t entirely blameless in the clash of wills with German outlet TZ revealing that he was not at all open-minded to tactical changes Julian Nagelsmann tabled.

Per TZ, Nagelsmann was looking at ways of improving the efficiency of his side’s wings and had suggestions of how Lewandowski could better position himself during crossing situations.

Lewandowski, however, was having none of it and was quick to remind the boss who it was he, not Nagelsmann, that had scored 41 goals in a season.

Bit of an ego move, Robert?

That may have been the straw that broke the proverbial camel’s back with Lewandowski’s mind now firmly set on leaving.

As of now, his next destination remains unclear, but you can imagine he will have suitors lining up around the block hoping to land his signature.

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