Robert Lewandowski will discover it “painful” watching Barcelona’s subsequent three video games from the stands after his suspension for an incident towards Osasuna final month was upheld.
Poland worldwide Lewandowski was proven two yellow playing cards within the first half of Barca’s final match earlier than the World Cup break – a 2-1 win at El Sadar on November 8.
The Spanish Soccer Federation (RFEF) issued Lewandowski with an prolonged three-game ban for an alleged gesture made in the direction of referee Gil Manzano after being dismissed.
It was introduced on Friday that Barca have been unsuccessful with their newest attraction towards the suspension, and Lewandowski has questioned the severity of the punishment.
“It’s tough as a result of I really feel that three video games is an excessive amount of for what I did, that’s for certain,” he instructed Sport. “It’s painful not to have the ability to play three video games due to that.”
Former Bayern Munich striker Lewandowski insists the gesture that landed him in bother was in truth geared toward head coach Xavi.
“Nothing occurred with the ref,” Lewandowski stated. “The rationale I received three matches was nothing to do with the referee, it was to do with me and the coach. That’s all I can say.
“One or two weeks earlier than, I had a chat with Xavi, and he instructed me that I needed to be careful if the referee gave me a yellow card.
“That was only a gesture to precise he couldn’t perceive what was occurring. We had talked about it, and it was one thing between Xavi and me. I didn’t perceive something.”
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Lewandowski has 18 targets in 19 video games this season – solely Kylian Mbappe (19) and Erling Haaland (24) have scored extra amongst gamers from Europe’s high 5 leagues.
The 34-year-old has continued his prolific goalscoring type in a brand new nation and is hopeful of including to his trophy assortment throughout his time in Catalonia.
“I’ll keep at Barcelona so long as I’m match and hungry for titles,” he stated. “We’ve got to have the mentality of a champion.”
Barcelona resume their LaLiga marketing campaign with video games towards Espanyol and Atletico Madrid both aspect of dealing with third-tier aspect Intercity within the final 32 of the Copa del Rey.