One of the most controversial transfers in the world of football this summer was Robert Lewandowski’s move to FC Barcelona.
According to the Polish striker, his dream of winning the Ballon d’Or has become easier now. Robert Lewandowski is still confident that he can earn himself the prestigious award despite his age. The former Bayern Munich player was a clear favourite to win the Ballon d’Or in 2020 before Covid-19 struck a devastating blow on the entire world. France football, who are the organisers of the award scheme, made the decision to cancel the edition due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Lewandowski went on to lose the 2021 edition after Lionel Messi was crowned the winner of the Ballon d’Or. The former Barcelona captain had won the Copa America with his Argentine national team that year. This decision by the organisers infuriated football fans across the world who believed the Polish skipper deserved it more. But Speaking in an interview with Marca over the weekend, Robert Lewandowski re-iterated the primary reason why he made the switch to Spain. He maintained that the chance was much closer now for him than before.
“I didn’t expect the Barca fans to start singing for me at the Camp Nou so quickly. It makes me feel like I’ve been here for a long time. Barcelona is the team where the most players have won the Ballon d’Or. I think the path is shorter from Barca than from Bayern,” he added.
But despite getting off to a great start at his new club with 11 goals, the polish international faces stiff competition from Benzema. Many pundits and football fans have tipped the French international to carry on October 17 at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris.