After Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, Robert Lewandowski (34, Barcelona), the third striker ever to reach 600 goals in his career since 2000, will decide to go abroad for the first time in June 2010. He scored 62 goals in Znich Prushkow and Lech Poznan (above Poland), and his potential was recognized, and he chose Borussia Dortmund, Germany.
Initially, a transfer to Blackburn (England) was likely, but a volcanic eruption in Iceland caused air disruption throughout Europe, and the flight to England was canceled, and Dortmund dramatically embraced the Polish divinity.
Although Lewandowski swept the top scorers in the 1st to 3rd divisions in his country, adaptation to the big leagues was not smooth. His first year at Dortmund fell short of expectations, scoring only 9 goals in 43 official matches. The team reached the top of the Bundesliga in 9 years and did not stand out much, but out of 43 matches, it only started in 17 times, and was used as a second striker and attacking midfielder instead of the familiar one-top, so it did not fully integrate into ‘Klopp football’. .
On the 10th (Korean time), Liverpool Echo, a local Liverpool magazine, introduced a lengthy interview with a great goal scorer from Poland, saying, “The person who saved Lewandowski at this time was Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp (55) at the time.”
“There was one situation that (completely) changed my football career,” Lewandowski told ESPN. I didn’t know exactly what I wanted. One day I lost the game and went to see Klopp. It was after I got back to the hotel and it must have been around midnight. I didn’t say anything back and said, “I want to talk to you. I know what you want and expect from me.” I don’t know. I don’t understand at all,’ he said directly.”
“I talked to Klopp that day for about an hour and a half. Most importantly, talking to him was as comfortable as talking to my father. My father died when I was 16. Since then, I have never felt like talking to him. I couldn’t, but Klopp was different.” 메이저사이트
“It was against Augsburg three days later. He contributed to the team’s 4-0 victory with a hat-trick and one assist. It’s really important that you have thoughts, because I didn’t really change anything between the conversation with Klopp in the hotel and the meeting with Augsburg (for three days), but I just got a little bit of freedom and peace mentally. .After this, everything (for Lewandowski) changed.”
It was. As Lewandowski said, Dortmund’s number 9 transformed into a complete transformation by sweeping 30 goals and 10 assists in 47 official matches of the sophomore season. After that, he went on a winning streak. He collected 103 goals and 31 assists in 4 seasons wearing a black-yellow uniform, contributing greatly to the team winning two consecutive Bundesliga victories and the DFB Pokal and DFL Super Cup.
From 2014 to last season, he scored 344 goals in 375 matches for Bayern Munich (Germany). He also scored 78 goals in 140 matches for the Polish national football team. Luis Suárez stood tall as the best striker in the world in the 2010s, surpassing Karim Benzema.