Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski touched on a top that has come up of late regarding his team’s offense: A lack of space.
With a hybrid formation pushing more attackers into the final third — and sometimes opposing teams who sit deep — Lewandowski says it has not been easy to get good opportunities on offense.
“At Bayern, it hasn’t been easy for me recently to find scoring situations or a place on the pitch. When you play with six attacking players and your opponents are very defensive, it’s not an easy thing for a forward. In the last games, it took me a while to find a spot and get the ball. And even when I get it, it’s still too crowded. There have been games where I didn’t have many balls for the first 20 minutes, I had to drop really deep to get it,” Lewandowski said (as captured by Twitter account @iMiaSanMia). “Of course, we create chances sooner or later, but I don’t find it all that easy. For me it is also difficult at times, although I know that I need patience. I have long stopped approaching matches for the national team the same way as in Bayern.”
It sounds as if Lewandowski is growing a bit frustrated with the situation, but the striker would not compare how his club team functions offensively vs. how Poland plays.
“These are completely different tactics, a different level, we just play differently. I try to get the most out of what I have. I never compare what chances I could get at Bayern and in the national team. It does not make sense,” Lewandowski said.