Robert Lewandowski has discussed why he was so determined to leave Bayern Munich this summer.
The Poland striker was repeatedly linked with a move, with Manchester United and Chelsea said to have been interested as well as Real Madrid.
His agent Pini Zahavi had discussed a possible exit for his client this summer, telling Sport Bild: “Robert feels he needs a change and a new challenge in his career. The managers of Bayern know about it.
Now, the Lewandowski has revealed why he considered moving on.
“In April and May everyone criticised me. And I felt no protection from the club, I felt alone,” he admitted.
“I scored no goals in two or three important games and suddenly everyone was saying: ‘Open fire against Lewandowski!’ I did not see anyone who supported me at the time. Neither of the club bosses defended me. I did not feel good in Munich at that moment. Being at Bayern did not fit for me at that time.
“I noticed that in Munich the fans support me. I realised that they still want me here. I will never strike, never mess with the club. I’m not wasting any thought on another club now.”