Register Login Scores

International

Lewa Still Fumes At Dortmund CEO

All is not well behind the scenes at Borussia Dortmund, despite their German Super Cup win over rivals Bayern Munich at the weekend.

The match was the first time Dortmund star Robert Lewandowski came up against the team he wants to join, after admitting that his heart already lies at the Allianz Arena.

Dortmund refused to allow the Polish international striker to join Bayern, and are resigned to losing him to the Treble winners for free when his contract expires at the end of the season.

It was a rare instance of a club putting their principles before profit, and practically, having already lost Mario Gotze to Bayern, it did not make sense for Dortmund to sell them another star player.

It will be interesting to see if Lewandowski tries his hardest for Dortmund throughout the season, after they stood in the way of his lucrative move to Bayern.

He owes it to himself, the club’s fans and his team-mates to do his utmost for their cause, and even though he did not score in Dortmund’s weekend win, he played well enough to suggest he will be a model professional in this regard.

However, in an interview with German Sky Sports after the game, Lewandowski made it clear that he remains unimpressed with Dortmund’s decision makers.

In a statement thought to be directed towards Dortmund CEO Aki Watzke, Lewandowski said: “When I am on the pitch, I want to play well and score goals.

“That is the most important thing for me, no matter where I play.”

“I feel fine in the team.

“But with other people I do have a problem. That is a difficult issue.”

Asked to respond by Bild, Watzke said he can understand why the player bears a “grudge” against him, but that he had acted in the best interest of Borussia Dortmund.

“It’s obvious Robert is focused on me, but I need to make decisions for the good of the club,” he said.

“I can accept that Robert bears a small grudge against me.”

What do you make of this situation? Let us know below.

 

*Heric Replaces Palmer At Chippa (PLEASE DON'T USE NOW - Needs...

Dortmund Lose Again

Ramsey Goal Downs Dortmund

Wilshere Out Of Date With Dortmund

Klopp Extends His Stay At Dortmund

Dortmund Cruise Past Frankfurt

11 comments

Top 5

Parker’s Foul-Mouth Rant At Nurkovic?

125 May 13, 2021 12:54 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Real Madrid Transfer Talk: Seven Out, Eight In?

27 May 06, 2021 12:29 PM in LaLiga

Pitso Punished, Hands Ahly Players 24-Hour Rest

78 May 13, 2021 11:57 AM in Players Abroad

12 Players Mourinho Wants To Sign

4 May 07, 2021 12:21 PM in Serie A

Khune To Step Aside?

36 May 16, 2021 08:59 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Parker’s Foul-Mouth Rant At Nurkovic?

125 May 13, 2021 12:54 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

CAF Announce Host City For Champions League Final

27 May 16, 2021 12:34 PM in African Football

Portuguese Defender Spotted At Naturena

46 May 15, 2021 08:27 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Baxter Jets Out, Talks Ongoing

26 May 13, 2021 08:00 AM in Siyagobhoza

The Highest-Paid African Stars In The EPL

19 Feb 02, 2021 07:14 PM in English Premier League

Sundowns Most Valuable Left Backs Through The Years

13 May 13, 2021 04:18 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns

12 Players Who Went Bankrupt

23 Dec 07, 2020 12:34 PM in World News