“Don’t Think About What I’ve Already Won” – Robert Lewandowski Snubs Retirement Rumors, Hints At Potential Career Plan

Published 12/08/2023, 12:15 AM EST

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The last decade and a half went away, with Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo taking the limelight. But Robert Lewandowski is also one of the very few players who has consistently performed in Europe. The Polish star continues to shine despite being in the latter stages of his career. Additionally, the star revealed an interesting and positive roadmap that he has in place for the next few years.

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Modern-day youngsters like Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland have gotten their due recognition, but the FC Barcelona striker has gone under the shadow of famous stars. However, Robert Lewandowski is determined to compete amongst the best of the best, even after many players chose to leave for Saudi.

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Robert Lewandowski moved from Bayern Munich to FC Barcelona to face a different challenge. After a successful first year in Catalonia, the star is feeling fit and ready to look ahead instead of the past. As compiled by Marca, he snubbed the so-called imminent retirement plans considering his age. Instead, he said, “I don’t think about what I’ve already won or what I’ve already done. I still have that feeling and that passion inside me. I think I can still play football for three or four years, because physically I feel very good.”

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The two-time FIFA Player of the Year earlier hinted at the possibility of retiring earlier. However, Robert Lewandowski and his family are happy in Barcelona, and he feels physically good. Before Barcelona, he won 10 Bundesliga titles and a Champions League, along with several team and personal milestones. The Polish captain missed out on the 2020 Ballon d’Or, which was canceled because of COVID-19.

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He signed a 3-year contract last year with the Blaugrana for $54 million, with an option to extend for one more year. But the forward now wants to complete his contractual term, with which even Barcelona would not disagree considering his value and output on the pitch.

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Lewandowski’s role in Barcelona’s resurgence

The star guided Xavi’s club to the league title last year, scoring 23 goals in La Liga and 33 in all tournaments. The player has also been a guide for youngsters on the team. The 7-time Bundesliga top scorer has already scored 8 goals this season despite being injured initially.

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However, the team would like to use his experience to bring back the UEFA Champions League. The Catalan club has already qualified for the round of 16, and with Robert Lewandowski’s experience and goal-scoring prowess, they have a strong chance to regain it since 2015.

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