Bayern Munich CEO Oliver Kahn has warned Robert Lewandowski that his public statement of intent to leave the club won’t get him anywhere after the striker’s blockbuster comments while on international duty.
There has been much speculation over the 33-year-old’s future in recent weeks and he made his position entirely clear while speaking to the press with the Polish national team.
Speaking at a press conference ahead of Poland’s upcoming UEFA Nations League matches, Lewandowski said: ‘I would like to say at the beginning that I don’t want to continue talking about this situation, the club situation.
‘So what we know for sure at the moment is that my era in is over.
‘I don’t see any possibility to continue my career in this club, based on what we could see in the last couple of weeks.
‘Bayern are a serious club so I hope they won’t keep me just because they can.
‘I don’t want to go any further at the moment. I would like to focus on the national team and the matches that we are going to play, and maybe after the national team camp we will have more time to say more about the situation. But for now I would like to end like this.’
Kahn is far from impressed with the way in which Lewandowski has chosen to get his message across and has told the prolific forward that it will not make a difference to the situation, with his contract running until 2023 at Bayern.
‘I can’t tell you why Robert chose this way of communicating his situation,’ the Bayern CEO told Sport 1. ‘Public statements like that don’t get you anywhere.
‘Robert should remember what he has at Bayern. He has become one of the best footballers in the world here.’
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