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Barcelona: Lewandowski admits he was a better player at Bayern Munich

Robert Lewandowski at Barcelona
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The Polish striker has come under criticism for his recent displays at Barcelona.

Robert Lewandowski has admitted he hasn’t been able to emulate his Bayern Munich form at Barcelona. 

The Polish striker ended his glorious spell in the Bundesliga with a controversial move to Barca last year. Having broken a number of historic records during his time at Bayern Munich, Lewandowski left Allianz Arena as a club legend.

His first season at Camp Nou was impressive as he scored 23 league goals to help Barca win the La Liga title. Four games into the new La Liga campaign, Lewandowski has registered two goals and one assist.

However, these stats haven’t spared Lewandowski from criticism. A number of observers believe the 35-year-old is not as sharp as he used to be at Bayern, and Lewandowski himself approves that.

“Before Barcelona I was a machine, here I have become more human,” he told Diario AS (via Football Espana).

“Some of the comments about the number of goals I scored were crazy, especially in the 41-goal season at Bayern (beating Gerd Muller’s Bundesliga record). Breaking records is no longer my main goal. 

“The most important thing is to help my team win and enjoy the matches. Don’t get me wrong: I still want to succeed and score goals, but I’m not as tenacious as I used to be.”