A Bayern Munich star, who was heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid, has hit out at the Bavarian side's hierarchy after they failed to defend him from criticism he received earlier this year.
The goals dried up for Poland international Robert Lewandowski towards the end of last season, something he received a fair amount abuse for from sections of the media and even from his own club.
In an exclusive interview recently, the 30-year-old admitted there were stages last season when he felt completely alone.
"In April, May, everyone criticised me," Lewandowski told Sport Bild.
"And I felt no protection from the club, felt alone. I scored no goals in two or three important games and suddenly everyone was saying: open fire against Lewandowski!
"I did not see anyone who supported me at the time. Neither of the club bosses defended me.
"I did not feel well in Munich in those moments. In this time it did not fit anymore."
Lewandowski has made two appearances for the Bundesliga champions so far this season, scoring four goals.
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