We all know that Robert Lewandowski is a divisive figure at Bayern Munich, even though he’s already a player for FC Barcelona. In the UEFA Champions League group stage, Lewy’s Barca have been drawn with Julian Nagelsmann’s Bayern. This may elicit a negative reaction from fans who disapproved of the Pole’s exit from Bavaria, but someone doesn’t see the need for such reactions.
Matthias Sammer obviously sees the hostility of Bayern fans and how they can take it out on their former charge. The former Borussia Dortmund defender then had a go at Bayern fans and pointed out that they conveniently forgot how good Lewy was for the club and decided to remember him for the transfer to Barcelona.
“I expect the Bayern fans to change their minds as soon as the emotions have calmed down a bit. Anything else would be pathetic,” Sammer said (as captured by Tz). “It doesn’t matter if some idiot whistles. Robert Lewandowski has incredible merits for FC Bayern. I couldn’t understand if a man who has done so much for the club is not well received.”
Bayern coach Nagelsmann also thinks it isn’t a good idea to express displeasure at someone on the pitch. “I generally don’t think it’s a good thing when someone is whistled at,” Nagelsmann said. “I would like our fans to welcome him the way they celebrated him after he scored. He deserved it, regardless of whether the farewell was great or not from the fans’ point of view, it’s just professional football.”