Robert Lewandowski reveals why he wanted Bayern Munich exit and hits out at club bosses
Posted: 22 August 2018 Time: 17:00
Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski has broken silence over why he wanted out at Bundesliga giants during the off-season.
Lewandowski shocked the Bavarian giants before the 2018 World Cup when he stated he desired a new challenge.
After eight seasons in Germany and four at the Allianz Arena - since joining the club on a free transfer from Borussia Dortmund, the 30-year-old forged a reputation as one of the best strikers in Europe.
His 258 goals in 384 games made for impressive reading but as he enters his fifth season with the German league champions, he concedes he felt unimportant after a difficult end to the 2017/18 campaign.
"In April and May everyone criticised me. And I felt no protection from the club, I felt alone," he told Sport Bild.
"I scored no goals in two or three important games and suddenly everyone was saying: 'Open fire against Lewandowski!' I did not see anyone who supported me at the time.
"Neither of the club bosses defended me. I did not feel good in Munich at that moment. Being at Bayern did not fit for me at that time."