LaLiga English

Messi’s reaction when Lewandowski told him about his Barcelona experience

Robert Lewandowski is wrapping up his first season with FC Barcelona after the Poland international provided the scoring punch to help the Spanish club lift the 2022-23 La Liga trophy.

In an interview with Interia Sport (h/t SPORT, the former Bayern Munich dynamo provided a gem of information on Lionel Messi’s immediate reaction when he told the Argentine star about how life at Barcelona is going for him.

“Keep it a secret, but when I told him about Barcelona, his eyes lit up,” Lewandowski said about his conversation with Messi at the recent Laureus awards ceremony.

“And it’s not surprising, after all, he grew up here; he has a house here that he visits often. Barcelona is his home.”

Lewandowski decided to finally relocate to the Catalan side after a prolonged, successful period over a decade in the Bundesliga with Bayern Munich and has since been getting a taste of exciting Spanish football. The prolific Polish goal scorer had spent a major part of his football career so far at Borussia Dortmund and Bayern side during his time in the Bundesliga.

Lewandowski also said that he wants the Argentine to make a return to Camp Nou as he knows how much it would mean for the Blaugranas to have Messi back in the squad after the PSG star made a tearful departure back in 2021.