An update on Robert Lewandowski’s circumstances in Barcelona as of this evening can be found online.
The information was provided by Pol Ballús of The Athletic, who alluded to tensions between the Pole and the Barca coaching team.
For his part, Lewandowski has had a challenging campaign thus far, frequently receiving abuse from both the media and fans.
According to reports, Xavi’s decision to switch up the lineup last season—bringing in an additional midfielder rather than an attacking option—left the 35-year-old disgruntled and reduced his opportunities to score goals.
Barcelona frequently plays with a front-three, but Lewandowski has subsequently found it difficult to fully regain his form.
Ballús, in turn, suggests that there may have been a change in the dynamic between the seasoned frontman and manager Xavi:
“Lewandowski’s role at the club and his relationship with the manager have changed significantly recently,” the report states.
The fact that Catalan staff sources, who have rightly chosen to stay secret, “have conceded their frustration with Lewandowski’s lack of luck in front of goal” thus far this season is just serving to heighten the uncomfortable situation.
In the midst of what is turning out to be a turbulent few weeks for Xavi and Barcelona, there is yet another worrying revelation.