This case still arouses great emotions. Robert Lewandowski and Paulo Sousa decided that the striker would not play in the last match of the World Cup qualification against Hungary. The Polish team lost and lost their seed in play-offs, which will make it very difficult for them to fight for tickets to the Qatari World Cup.
The staff captain issued a statement about his absence. “I have never refused to play for the national team and as long as my health allows it, I will never do it. Together, we agreed that I would play in this match (with Andorra – ed.) And in the event of a win, other players will get a chance in the match against Hungary “- wrote Lewandowski.
The 33-year-old, however, played in the next league game of Bayern, and the Munich opponents were the players of Augsburg – the team that was in the 16th place in the table. Lewandowski will most likely get a chance also in Tuesday’s match in the Champions League with Dynamo Kiev (18:45). Julian Nagelsmann was asked about his most effective player in a pre-match press conference.
– Matters with the national team were clearly discussed, nothing was controlled by us. Everyone knows how important he is for us. Some load control is also necessary in this case. His replacement is currently in quarantine, so he won’t have many interruptions for now. He is very physically fit and sometimes allows himself a few minutes in the game to try to rest a bit. He is always there in important situations – said the trainer.
– The Champions League is always an important competition. However, the match doesn’t really matter for the promotion anymore. We don’t have that kind of pressure on the results except the one you always have at Bayern. Now we can show the reaction after Augsburg, said the German.