The World Cup is finally over and most of the Bayern players are back at the Säbener Straße for preseason training. For Bayern Munich, last season ended with a whole lot of drama regarding Robert Lewandowski's Champions League performance and his alleged apathy during training sessions.
This time, the Pole has dominated the media even before the commencement of the season. According to a report from Sport Bild (via TZ), Lewandowski wants to have a discussion with Bayern’s management as to whether or not they support him 100 percent, because he feels that he has been treated unfairly since Bayern’s Champions League exit last season. According to Christian Falk, a meeting between the striker and the Bayern bosses will take place on July 25th, when he returns from holidays.
After last season's Champions League semifinal defeat against Real Madrid — in which Lewandowski failed to rise to the expectations of the club and the fans — all eyes have been on the Polish striker. Lewandowski feels he has been made the scapegoat of fans, pundits and even colleagues. His off-form performance has even affected his value on the transfer market. Real Madrid seemed eager to sign him until his disappointing CL performance.
Now that the new season is about to begin, Lewandowski wants the Bayern bosses to express their confidence in him. Lewandowski has apparently even suggested to friends that he cannot think of returning to team training without the bosses’ confidence in him. Lewandowski’s contract with Bayern runs until the summer of 2021, but the Polish striker obviously wants a word from his bosses about his value in the team.
Now that Uli Hoeness has confirmed that Lewandowski will not leave Bayern, it needs to be made sure that the player and the management are in good terms. Whatever happened in the last season, the man with the Torjägerkanone can't be written off.