Robert Lewandowski Names Former Real Madrid Star as Toughest Player he Ever Faced

Robert Lewandowski Names Former Real Madrid Star as Toughest Player he Ever Faced

  • Barcelona new number 9 Robert Lewandowski says current PSG defender Sergio Ramos is the toughest defender he has ever faced
  • Lewandowski has scored just one goal in his last five games he played against the Legendary Real Madrid defender
  • The Poland international will have to cope with David Alaba, Eder Militao and Antonio Rudiger this campaign in Spain

Newly-signed Barcelona forward Robert Lewandowski has named former Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos as his toughest player he has ever faced.

Lewandowski sealed a move to Barcelona this summer, penning a 3-year contract thereby ending his 8-year relationship with Bayern Munich.

The Pole had forced a move away from the Bundesliga giants after handing in a transfer request following a falling out with the club’s hierarchy.

Robert Lewandowski, Sergio Ramos, Bayern Munich, Real Madrid
Robert Lewandowski battles for the ball against Sergio Ramos of Real Madrid during the UEFA Champions League quarter finals at the Santiago Bernabeu. Photo by Curto De La Torre
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And speaking during an interview with ESPN, the 33-year-old was quizzed as to who was the toughest defender he had come up against throughout his illustrious career.

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"Toughest defender I have faced? Sergio Ramos," Lewandowski said.

Robert Lewandowski has crossed swords with Real Madrid 8 times, netting 6 goals. Out of the six, the Poland captain registered five goals in the 2012/13 season when he played for Borussia Dortmund.

It is interesting to note however that Lewandowski has bagged only one goal his last five matches he has come up against Sergio Ramos.

Ramos left Madrid last summer to sign for PSG on a free transfer.

This season, Lewandowski will have to cope with David Alaba, Eder Militao and Antonio Rudiger this time when Barcelona cross swords with Real Madrid in the El Clasico.

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Bayern Munich officials are still annoyed at the manner Lewandowski left the club and Salihamidzic has now promised to have a talk with Laporta when next they meet.

Bayern Munich ready to move on from Lewandowski era

Earlier, Sports Brief reported Bayern Munich will not be getting another striker to replace Robert Lewandowski this summer following the 33-year-old’s summer exit to Barcelona.

The Bundesliga champions had acquired Sadio Mane from Liverpool and the Senegalese forward is expected to lead the line for the Bavarians this season.

Bayern Munich CEO Oliver Kahn has now confirmed that the club will not sign another striker this summer despite being linked with several top talents.

Source: SportsBrief.com