Lewandowski takes on new challenge at Barcelona

Berlin (AFP)

After winning every possible title with Bayern Munich, Polish striker Robert Lewandowski at the age of thirty-three takes on a new challenge, namely winning in the ranks of Barcelona, ​​in a league different from the German league. , and prove, as he himself said, that despite his advanced age he can develop his level.
The Polish top scorer, who twice won the title of best player in the world by the International Football Association “FIFA” in 2020 and 2021, without being awarded the prestigious Golden Ball, is one of the greatest goalscorers of the past decade, becoming surpassed only by Argentine superstars Lionel Messi and Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo.
He has a remarkable record, having been crowned German champions ten times “twice with Borussia Dortmund and eight times with Bayern Munich”. He also won the European Champions League and the Club World Cup with the Bavarian team, and is also the third best scorer in the Champions League with 86 goals “as many as the French”, Karim Benzema, and the second best scorer in the history of the German league with 312 goals after the legend Gerd Muller (365 goals).
But what for years seemed like an endless love affair with Bayern ended abruptly, and his way of unilaterally declaring from Poland last June that his relationship with Bayern was “over” shocked Germany, the country that had praised him for more than a decade. German said these are “words that do not fit this player who is distorting his pure image”.
And last December, Lewandowski confirmed to the whole world, when he received his prize for the best player in “FIFA”: I don’t have to prove myself in another tournament, with the Champions League, I can measure myself with the best is that I focus 100 percent on Bayern and I can’t think of anything else.
But after six months, he left his “Bavarian” team and moved to Barcelona a year before the end of his contract, but what happened in the meantime? According to his agent, Benny Zahavi, “he has lost respect for the leaders for months. Bayern did not lose the player Lewandowski, the man lost Robert.”
According to press reports, Lewandowski took things badly when he learned that Bayern was trying to sign Norwegian striker Arling Haaland, who eventually left for Manchester City, without having taken the initiative to open the door to negotiate his extension with him. contract.
It was not pleasant to see Lewandowski as a direct competitor to him and to join Bayern Munich, who, despite his thirty-three years, proved that he is still at the top.
“Age is just a number, I feel really good and I know that by keeping my body in shape I can play at the highest level for years to come,” Lewandowski has always said.
Lewandowski is coached by his wife Anna, a former Polish international karate player, especially regarding his diet, which has helped him maintain an impressive body through a very strict lifestyle.
His colleagues nicknamed him “The Body” because of his body shaped by strength training, while his wife considers “My man to be a machine.”
His story with German football started when Dortmund discovered him in 2010 in the ranks of the Polish Lech Poznan. He was not a showman like Neymar or Messi, but he was in the right place and at the right time to end the attacks.
Not satisfied with the wins, Lewandowski went to Barcelona to win more titles, and why not add some individual titles to his record if he manages to bring the Catalan team back to the top of European football?