Carlo Ancelotti tried to clear the air on Robert Lewandowski’s future at Bayern Munchen following the player’s recent criticism directed towards the club.
Robert Lewandowski made news recently when he seemed to criticize Bayern Munchen’s transfer strategy. His comments left room to a lot of interpretation. Some suggested the Polish striker may have been looking for a way to leave the German champions. Others close to the club seemed particularly upset with the negative comments, with former team captain Stefan Effenberg going so far as to suggest that the club should consider selling the player as a result of his comments.
Now, manager Carlo Ancelotti does his best to calm the waters, ahead of a long season ahead for the team. The Italian manager says that the Polish goalscorer is perfectly committed and that, in fact, it is likely he will for the rest of his career for Bayern. “He has a four-year contract. Robert will end his career with Bayern,” Ancelotti tells reporters at a recent news conference.
Bayern, as always, has set objectives that include winning the Bundesliga and challenging for the Champions League trophy. Their form, however, has varied. Some fans argue that many of the team’s best players may now be at an age where they cannot help the team the way they used. The manager dismisses this and says that he has had plenty of experience with being successful with teams featuring older players. “They are playing well this season,” he said. “I had players in the past who played until they were 40, although they were defenders.”
Bayern travels to Paris for their second game in this year’s Champions League, taking on Ligue 1’s PSG. The German side has brought in some notable players this summer, but the likes of James Rodriguez and Corentin Tolisso, have yet to make a huge impact on the team’s performances. Ancelotti is confident for the game and believes he has plenty of options at his disposal to assemble a good team ready to take on PSG.
“All the players are available; it won’t be easy to decide. We have to produce a complete performance in attack and defense. It’s an important game. Obviously, it won’t decide anything yet, but we want to win the group, “ Carlo Ancelotti says.