Polish striker Robert Lewandowski stressed Wednesday, during his presentation as a new player in the ranks of Barcelona, that he is still “thirsty” to achieve success and continue to score goals in the Catalan club’s colors.
Barcelona presented the player, who cost him nearly 50 million euros, to join him a few days ago from Bayern Munich, during his preparatory tour in the United States, which began its four matches by winning Tuesday against Inter Miami with a clean six.
Barcelona President Joan Laporta was present alongside the 33-year-old Polish when he was officially presented as a player in the Catalan team.
Lewandowski, who scored 344 goals in 375 games for Bayern, said he was “always thirsty for success and a winning mentality. It is a new challenge for me and I have already discovered that this team has great potential.”
Lewandowski’s start in Barcelona’s shirt may be fiery by participating Sunday in Las Vegas against rivals Real Madrid, the Spanish league champion last season.
The former Borussia Dortmund striker said that Barcelona “has a lot of qualifications and I want to give my best for the club. I am ready”.
Despite the great financial crisis that the club is going through and the accumulated debt estimated at nearly one billion euros, Lewandowski became the fourth player to sign for Barcelona this summer, after Ivory Coast midfielder Frank Kessier and Danish defender Andreas Christensen for free as a result of the expiration of their contracts with AC Milan and Chelsea, respectively, and Brazilian winger Rafinha. From Leeds United, England.
Laporta commented on these contracts, saying, “We are doing our best to restructure. We have done a lot of work to achieve this,” he said, addressing Lewandowski, saying, “The hopes for you are high. You are a football star.”
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