After being crowned as the Golden Boot winner as Europe’s top scorer last week, Barcelona player Robert Lewandowski assured that the Blaugrana team will play “better” in the months ahead and anticipates a better 2023 for the group, he asked to be “patient” and, as for the honours, he was “proud” to accept it and keen to revalidate it for the third time.
“In the ‘Champions,’ we made some blunders that you can’t make because they leave you out. It was not simple. We must be optimistic and look forward. We’re all working collectively, and after the World Cup, we’ll be more confident. We’ll play better, as you’ll see. Nothing can be changed in a week or a month; you must be patient,” after earning the award, the former Dortmund player expressed confidence.
Golden Boot winner: I am “happy” and “proud” in Barcelona
Furthermore, he claimed to be “extremely happy” and “proud” in Barcelona. “I am confident that next year will be very excellent; now I understand why Barcelona is more than a club, and that is really essential,” he added. “We’re on the right track, what happened yesterday (a 1-2 comeback against Osasuna) was wonderful, these are games where we show our passion to win,” Robert exclaimed. Half an hour into the game, he was sent off after receiving two yellow cards.
Lewa was overjoyed when he received the Golden Boot. “Thank you very much,” he added. “I am incredibly proud, I worked very hard to obtain this award. And I also want to thank my former Bayern teammates.” And he was concerned about overtaking Erling Haaland (Manchester City) in the subsequent Golden Boot race. “The best thing for me is that the team wins, rather than individual prizes or goals,” he explained. “But I will try again, even if it will be difficult.”
“The reaction from teammates and coaches made it easier for me to adjust,” the striker stated. “But there is a tremendous amount of effort behind it; I have to keep working because the season is indeed very long, and when we return from the World Cup, it will be 6 months; it is a major task for me and the club to be able to compete with the best.”