The Polish striker was presented to the Catalan public this Friday.
Robert Lewandowski said to himself « proudand aware of thehuge challenge“Which awaits him at FC Barcelona where he was presented Friday at Camp Nou, a week before the resumption of La Liga.
Rookie-star of the summer, the Polish striker was transferred for five years on July 19 from Bayern Munich for 50 million euros.
« I’m very proud to be here (…) It’s a huge challenge, not only as a goalscorer, but also to push other players to give their best“said the 33-year-old right-hander at a press conference.
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« I know that the last few times have not been easy for the club (…) but I know that I can be much better in the future with this team (…) We have enormous potential« , he added.
The Pole was cheered on by supporters on the Camp Nou lawn, where he indulged in the traditional juggles with the number 9.
Joan Laporta, the president of Barça, was present alongside his rookie and expects a lot from the former Bayern scorer, author of 344 goals in 375 matches during his 8 years in Bavaria.
« It is a historic day (…) This operation was not easy“, recalled the Spanish leader.
Lewandowski made his debut for Blaugrana on July 24 in a friendly Clasico won 1-0 against arch-rivals Real Madrid in Las Vegas.
FC Barcelona concluded their American tour with a 2-0 victory against the New York Red Bulls, during which Lewandowski remained silent.