Bayern star striker Lewandowski making trouble, on strike?

Source: Xinhua| 2018-04-28 20:09:37|Editor: Yamei
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By Oliver Trust

BERLIN, April 28 (Xinhua) -- It is evident that Bayern Munich star striker Robert Lewandowski is not happy at present. The 29-year-old Pole shakes his head indicating he does not want to talk about what some call a crisis, or at least a critical situation.

Lewandowski's silence is not the primary problem, but his reported lack of motivation. According to a media report, the spearhead is causing growing unrest prior to Bayern Munich's Champions League semifinal second leg against Real Madrid on Tuesday.

Lewandowski is not only accused of being unprofessional in training and his mindset is not right in big international games.

The Berlin tabloid Bild reported Lewandowski is causing trouble not only because of lack of motivation in training for the past two weeks but he also seems to be uncommunicative with his teammates.

Rumors speak of Lewandowski trying to convince club leaders to allow him to depart this summer despite the contract that runs to 2021. Several media reported talks about the Pole's intention to join Real Madrid, or Premier League Manchester United.

Lewandowski is reported to be unhappy as he sees his desire endangered to win the Champions League if he stays with the 2018 German champions.

After a disappointing first leg defeat 2-1, Bayern's chances of progressing to the Champions League final are minimal.

The media reported his teammates are complaining about Lewandowski's attitude and lack of team spirit.

Bayern coach Jupp Heynckes spoke about a down to earth chat with the pole. The 72-year-old said he had a lengthy discussion with Lewandowski this week following the Pole's poor performance against Real.

Former German international and Bayern Munich goalkeeper Oliver Kahn criticized Lewandowski, saying the Pole is not delivering enough to demand a particular position in the team. "It's not enough to at the same time demand extras," the 2001 Champions League winner commented.

2005 Champions League winner Dietmar Hamann said Lewandowski wasn't delivering when Bayern need his contribution most. The former Bayern and Liverpool professional said he does not understand Lewandowski's lack of motivation. The Pole failed to prove his international quality.

Since 2014, Lewandowski has only scored five goals when meeting top level teams in games from the quarterfinals on.

Heynckes said he is hoping Lewandowski "will give the right answer on the pitch next Tuesday." The 72-year-old 2013 treble winner emphasized Lewandowski has to get along with critics "as they are normal and understandable when a striker does not use good chances."

Heynckes spoke of a difficult situation for his team and Lewandowski, in particular, talking about the second leg in Madrid.

The Bayern coach expressed deep disappointment after his side lacked effectiveness in the first leg. "I have hardly seen a team like Madrid allowing so many chances. The problem was we didn't take the opportunity to score," Heynckes said.

Heynckes called the lack of efficiency the main reason for the painful defeat and demanded a different attitude in the second match. The Bavarian's coach said his team has certainly not given up and still believes a place in the final is possible.

To Heynckes, to beat Real away is possible. "Bayern have proved it last season and so did Juventus this time around when winning in Madrid 3-1," Heynckes said.

But to make dreams come true, Bayern do not only need goals but a much better mood from Lewandowski. Bayern seem happy with this statement as they hope Lewandowski will provide the deeds when it counts on the pitch.