Robert Lewandowski Berates La Liga Teams And Spanish Referees


Robert Lewandowski has voiced out his anger over the playing style of teams in the La Liga, stressing the need for teams to be more attacking and purposeful.

Lewandowski, who hasn’t had a bright start to the 2023/24 league season, also called for Barcelona to attack more.

Robert Lewandowski has scored 1 goal and provided 1 assist in 3 appearances for Barcelona this campaign.

He joined the Catalonia giants from Bayern Munich on July 19, 2022, for a fee of €45 million.

Lewandowski has had a wishy-washy spell at Barcelona, enduring lengthy spells of not scoring and possibly enjoying a purple patch.

Robert Lewandowski in the La Liga
Robert Lewandowski wants Barcelona to be more attacking

Robert Lewandowski scored 23 goals and provided 7 assists in 34 appearances for the Blaugrana side across all competitions last season.

Speaking in a recent interview, the Polish forward lambasted La Liga referees and the pattern of play for some teams in the division.

He claims that the Spanish league “is not offensive and attractive” and he added that “Spanish referees are killing the league.”

Lewandowski stated that he didn’t expect La Liga teams to be too laid back when playing football.

The former Borussia Dortmund attacker has also been a recipient of harsh tackles from defenders in the Spanish top-tier league.

Robert Lewandowski sustained an injury in Barcelona’s 4-3 win over Villareal, but he should be fit to play against Osasuna on Sunday, September 3, 2023.

Barcelona are unbeaten after three games in the 2023/24 La Liga season, with two wins and one draw.

Xavi Hernandez’s side began the league season, with a 0-0 draw away to Getafe, before defeating Cadiz by 2-0 at Camp Nou.

On Matchday 3, they defeated Villarreal by 4-3, courtesy of goals from Gavi, de Jong, Ferran Torres, and Robert Lewandowski.

Why is Robert Lewandowski no longer happy with football in La Liga

Meanwhile, Lewandowski is seemingly not feeling the buzz of the La Liga anymore, due to some decisions that have gone against him.

He was slammed with a 3-game ban last campaign after he was dismissed in an encounter against Osasuna last season.

While Robert Lewandowski was exiting the field of play, he made a gesture toward referee Jesus Gil Manzano, and his punishment was aggravated.

Robert Lewandowski in the La Liga
Robert Lewandowski is infuriated by La Liga referees

The attacker revealed his displeasure at the decision, and it appears that it is still ringing in his mind.

Lewandowski has scored 34 goals and provided 9 assists in 49 games for Barcelona across all competitions.

The 35-year-old was instrumental to the club winning the La Liga title, and Supercopa de España in the 2022/23 season.

Meanwhile, Robert Lewandowski has made 142 appearances for Poland, scoring 79 goals and providing 31 assists.

He is the most capped player for Poland, with 44 appearances more than 2nd-place Grzegorz Krychowiak, who has made 98 appearances for the European nation.


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