Robert Lewandowski got his wish this summer, eventually being allowed to join Barcelona after weeks of negotiations. It appeared to have come at a cost though.
Following eight years of sustained success at Bayern Munich, his constant pleas to leave left a sour taste in the mouth of some. In addition, even after his departure Lewandowski and Bayern have been engaged in a war of words.
The Polish striker was back in Munich today as he moves his things to Barcelona and went to Bayern’s Sabener Strasse training complex in order to bid farewell for the final time.
Although he was met with shouts of ‘Hala Madrid’ on his way out, Lewandowski did seem to have repaired matters with Bayern.
“It was sad. I will always be grateful for what I have won and experienced here. I thanked everyone for what they did for me and I gave them gifts. It was an emotional and difficult moment for me.”
He made these comments from his car, speaking to SkySport Deutschland. Sport carried the comments and Lewandowski was also asked with about relations with the likes of Sporting Director Hasan Salihamidzic and CEO Oliver Kahn.