Lewandowski visited the Bavarian club to clear the atmosphere and bid farewell to his former colleagues before starting his career with Barcelona
Is there a team that can stop Bayern Munich’s dominance of the German League title? It is the question that was asked in an opinion poll conducted by the German news agency on coaches and officials of the “Bundesliga” teams, before the start of the new season, and his answer was: “No.”
Most of the survey participants indicated that Bayern Munich, who won the title in the past ten seasons, are still the favorites to win the title in the new season.
Bayern Munich was the strongest candidate, according to the opinions of 16 of the 18 clubs participating in the “Bundesliga” and surveyed; But there was hope that Borussia Dortmund, Leipzig and Bayer Leverkusen could compete.
“Bayern are the frontrunners again, despite the departure of Polish striker Robert Lewandowski, because the club has signed two exceptional players, Sadio Mane and Matisse de Ligt,” said Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke.
He added: “Leipzig, Leverkusen, and of course we would love Bayern not to be the champion again.” But he also indicated that this could not be expected.
As for Domenico Tedesco, Leipzig coach, who lost to Bayern 3-5 Saturday in the German Super Cup, he said: “Bayern is definitely the frontrunner again, we are ambitious and we want to achieve the best possible result and qualify for the Champions League again. But it would be an exaggeration to talk about the title or to consider it a goal for us.”
“We hope for exciting matches in the (Bundesliga), and that the competition will be open between these clubs for a long time,” said Sven Mislintat, Stuttgart’s director of football.
“All the top four teams will play for the title,” Cologne coach Steffen Baumgart said. because they are all in good condition; But the advantage remains for Bayern. While Hertha Berlin coach Sandro Schwartz said that the competitors may really take up the challenge, and explained: “If they succeed in presenting strong performances continuously throughout the season like Bayern, we may see a different season.”
Bayern Munich did not make any predictions; But its president, Herbert Hainer, said: “Our ambition is to win trophies,” and Oliver Kahn, the club’s chief executive, expressed an ambition to achieve a lot, and said: “We have a first-class team. Everyone is looking forward to improving and winning more titles than last season.”
Bayern Munich will start its new season of the “Bundesliga” by meeting Eintracht Frankfurt, the European champion, next Friday.
On the other hand, the Polish star Robert Lewandowski, crowned with the award for the best player in the world, and Bayern Munich announced (yesterday) that they succeeded in clearing the atmosphere between them, when the player returned to the team’s headquarters in Bavaria, to bid farewell to the players after he left for Barcelona, Spain. .
“Everything is fine,” Lewandowski said. I met everyone, and now I can leave with a pure heart. Last week was a little complicated for everyone. But this is a thing in football. I will never forget the eight years I spent here.”
Lewandowski returned to Munich, after the end of Barcelona’s pre-season tour in the United States. While he was with his new team Barcelona, Lewandowski accused Bayern Munich officials of spreading “lies” about him, and the 33-year-old and the club’s management exchanged criticism over the way the deal was handled, which angered Hasan Salihamidzic, the Bavarian club’s director of football, and Oliver Kahn, CEO. for the club; But they announced that the differences had been settled and there were no longer any negative feelings between the two parties.
Lewandowski said that he bid farewell to his former colleagues in Bayern and the club’s workers, during his short visit to the headquarters of the German champion, despite his departure with difficulty and his disagreement with the management.
The Poland striker, who scored 344 goals for Bayern in 375 games, joined Barcelona in a deal worth around 45 million euros ($46.06 million) last month, after clearly asking to leave the German club.
Hamidic indicated that Lewandowski visited him in his office, and the atmosphere between them calmed down, and explained: “Robert came to my office to say goodbye, and we spoke for 15 minutes, we discussed everything, and we explained everything. Robert did a lot of great things with Bayern, and that’s what he has to keep. He also knows what to thank Bayern for.
Lewandowski won almost all domestic and international titles with Bayern, including 8 league titles, 3 German Cup titles, as well as the Champions League and the Club World Cup, among other titles he won there.
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