Robert Lewandowski insists he is ‘very happy’ at Bayern Munich despite criticising club over his treatment amid Real Madrid transfer interest
- Bayern Munich beat AEK Athens 2-0 in the Champions League
- Robert Lewandowski scored his third goal in two games after a mini-drought
- He played down talk of a transfer despite criticising the club in August
- The Poland striker was also quick to praise his team-mates’ contributions
Robert Lewandowski insists he is ‘very happy’ at Bayern Munich and was quick to deflect praise onto his team-mates after their Champions League victory over AEK Athens.
The Poland striker netted his third goal in two games as Bayern picked up three points, doubling the lead shortly after Javi Martinez’s opener in a 2-0 win.
It was the German giants’ second successive victory as they look to turn around a disappointing start to Nico Kovac’s first season in charge.
Robert Lewandowski has found his scoring boots again, with three goals in two games
Lewandowski has endured a tumultuous few months at Bayern and a move to Real Madrid has long been mooted.
He was very critical of the club in August, saying that he had ‘felt alone’ at the end of last season, when his performances were questioned following a failure to score in the Champions League semi-final defeat by Real.
He insisted he is happy despite criticising the club over their treatment of him previously
He has moved to calm down any talk of a transfer now and talked up the contributions of his team-mates, despite playing a key role in their victories.
‘I definitely feel very happy and well in Munich,’ Lewandowski told BILD.
‘I do my best for the team to win. But it’s still about the team, because everyone works hard for success here.
‘It’s not just me, not just Robert Lewandowski.’
Although the 30-year-old has scored 11 goals in 12 games for Bayern this year, he’d gone five games for club and country without scoring prior to his double against Wolfsburg at the weekend.
Everyone at the club was under pressure after their uncharacteristic start, but the Pole was not fazed by it.
The Pole was keen not to hog the limelight, praising his team-mates’ contributions in Athens
LEWANDOWSKI’S SEASON SO FAR
Bayern Munich appearances: 12
Bayern Munich goals: 11
Poland appearances: 3
Poland goals: 0
‘I am used to always being under pressure and playing at the highest level,’ he added.
‘That’s what the club demands of me, and I also demand that of myself. I can handle it.’
Bayern’s victory means they are in prime position to qualify from Group E, after taking seven points from their three games so far.