- Robert Lewandowski successfully started his adventure at FC Barcelona
- The Polish representative scored two goals in the match against Real Sociedad and was chosen the man of the match
- The Spanish press does not spare praise for him, but a few weaker matches of “Lewy” will make journalists quickly forget about his good performances
- However, Robert Lewandowski is used to it. He was hardened by years of playing in the Bundesliga and the reactions of the media there
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Polish experts on La Liga or former footballers who played on its pitches admit that there is one feature that connects Poles and Spaniards. We are in hot water, we want immediate effects and we like to move from wall to wall. In a word – either everything is top, or everything is a tragic catastrophe.
107 minutes were enough without a Lewandowski goal
On the Polish football market, it can be seen in the club’s first crisis and the nervous reactions of the authorities when the coach slows down and prevents him from controlling the crisis. In Spain, journalists are such raptuses, as Robert Lewandowski has already learned. And two pre-season sparrings were enough, in which the Polish representative could not shoot. A total of 107 minutes.
“Robert Lewandowski has difficulties in Barcelona? A Pole without a goal in the first two matches” – read the beginning of the article in “Marka”. “The club’s new addition has not yet managed to hit the net and the question is, is it just a matter of time or will it continue until the beginning of the season?” The journalists wondered. “Lewy” finally hit in the fourth sparring with Pumas and everything returned to normal.
Criticism will not affect Lewandowski
How would the Spanish media react if the captain of the Polish national team did not enter the list of goalscorers in the match against Real Sociedad? It can be safely assumed that the narrative from the first sparring matches would come back and doubting whether FC Barcelona invested 50 million euros well. This was avoided, because Lewandowski quickly scored his debut goal, but sooner or later he may also experience a decline in form. And the Spanish press will quickly forget about good performances and goals. “Driving” will begin.
However, Robert Lewandowski will be the last person to be impressed by possible, even the harshest and unfair criticism. Why? And if only because the 34-year-old was hardened by the German press, which – especially at the beginning of his adventure with the Bundesliga – liked to use it. After Borussia Dortmund’s game against VFB Stuttgart in 2011, “Bild” mocked the name of the Polish striker, calling him “LewanDOOFski”. “Doof” in free translation is a fool in German.
The German media had no mercy
A joke below the belt was also a video prepared by the WDR station, in which “Lewy” was presented as a real-life loser and loser. The actor who played the BVB forward could not cope with the simplest of activities: he could not pour himself coffee, did not go to bed, shaved with a toothbrush, or finally he took care of himself next to the toilet bowl. The ridiculous film was related to the ineffectiveness of Lewandowski, which at that time was the bane of the footballer.
The German press was also ruthless when Lewandowski already had a well-established reputation and position in the Bundesliga. In 2013, “Bild” mocked the transfer saga with a Pole in the lead role. In one of the comments, the daily addressed “Lewand” in our language, writing: “Mr. Lewandowski, your employment contract in Dortmund is valid until summer 2014. Until then, you have a cursed duty to fulfill your obligations to your employer – just like any other employee . “
It was a difficult school for Robert Lewandowski, but the captain of the Polish national team coped with it. Repeated attacks by the German press on the attacker have developed a media armor for him, through which even mockery below the belt will not penetrate. But you can be sure that there will come a time when the Spanish media will take up this challenge.
His eyesight deteriorated day by day. First in one eye. Activities in the hall, a ball hit in the face and Michał Globisz was in the hospital. Later, visibility in the other eye faded. Nevertheless, the deserved youth coach and educator can still be found in the stands of the stadium in Gdynia – he comes to matches and his friends tell him what is happening on the pitch. In “X-ray”, the guardian of gold medalists of the European Championships from years ago talks about learning a new life and setting the head at such an angle that the number of an oncoming trolleybus can be seen at the stop.
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