Hoeneß: “It’s all about cool”
Oliver Kahn with a popping Lewandowski message
Further trouble about Robert Lewandowski. As you know, he wants to leave the record champions Bayern Munich. CEO Oliver Kahn has a word about power, and Honorary President Uli Hoeneß has a guess. Is it “just about the coal”? The player’s behavior does not necessarily indicate this.
Top scorer Robert Lewandowski stays at Bayern Munich. At least that’s how Bayern boss Oliver Kahn looks at what commented on Poland’s willingness to change during the championship celebrations at Marienplatz in Munich. In view of the world footballer’s contract, which runs until the summer of 2023, Kahn spoke a word of power on Bavarian television: “He will fulfill this contract – basta!”
The chairman of the board radiated a certain calmness and referred to Lewandowski’s desire to change club, which went back on a regular basis. “The whole ballad, all this alarmism, we know it from the past,” Kahn said, “it does not give us headaches.” In general, there is “no player who is bigger than the club”.
Causa Lewandowski is the last and perhaps the greatest drama of the recent Bayern season. Ever since he failed at the Ballon d’Or, the Pole has been thinking of saying goodbye to Säbener Strasse. There he reached everything. He broke records and harvested titles, rose to become the best earner, but never became the darling of the masses. Not nationally and not internationally. Something Lewandowski has to nibble on.
The best striker, who has never played in England or Spain, wants to change that in the autumn of his career and has been flirting with FC Barcelona for a long time after always dreaming of Real Madrid in previous years. But there is currently no position for him there. He either rejected a contract offer from FC Bayern Munich (it says Bayern Munich) or has never received it anyway (it says Lewandowski), so his departure is certain by the summer of 2023. Only at the age of 34 would the captain of the Polish national team prefer to disappear for summer.
“It is very possible that it was my last match for Bayern. We want to find the best solution for me and the club,” Lewandowski said after the 2-2 win over Wolfsburg at Viaplay Sport Polska. Even when he won the championship title against Dortmund and handed over the championship trophy to Stuttgart last week, the 33-year-old’s behavior was suspiciously reminiscent of a farewell.
But Bayern president Herbert Hainer also insisted on fulfilling the contract at Sport1, but offered a way out. “It may well be that both sides agree on it,” he said, addressing Bayern’s big problem. “There is no substitute for a world-class player like Robert Lewandowski,” Hainer said. But somehow a replacement is needed. Either this summer or next summer, and that’s exactly what seems to be the problem at the moment. There is still no successor to the Pole, only rumors of Christopher Nkunku, Patrik Schick, Sebastien Haller, who also negotiates with Borussia Dortmund, Chelsea players Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner or recently Sasa Kalajdzic from VfB Stuttgart.
Hoeneß has a guess
Lewandowski also let his contract expire when he switched from Borussia Dortmund to Bayern Munich. BVB did not want to lose their top player ahead of time and even raised his salary for the 2013/2014 season. The striker thanked the club with the top scorer and qualification for the Champions League.
“Robert is a super professional who proved at the time that he had an excellent performance for a whole year in Dortmund, even though he had already announced that he was going to Bayern Munich. And I assume that is also the case now, he remembered. then-Bavarian honorary president Uli Hoeneß on Bayerischer Rundfunk and knew in a media round: “It’s also clear: it’s all about coal, nothing else. You can not solve the problem with a dinner on Tegernsee.”
Bavarian officials are not at all afraid of a downturn that BVB experienced in 2014 after Lewandowski’s departure. The competition should not calculate anything next season either, said Kahn, who stood on the balcony of City Hall. He exclaimed, “You can forget those hopes. We will attack again next season.”