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Nagelsmann on Lewandowski: “I know what his thoughts are”

Robert Lewandowski (33) wants to leave FC Bayern. Coach Julian Nagelsmann (34) did not deny that on Friday.

The likelihood of Robert Lewandowski wearing the FC Bayern jersey in the coming season has decreased in recent days. The Polish top scorer does not want to extend his contract, which expires in 2023, and would prefer to move immediately to FC Barcelona, where a three-year contract beckons, which he will not receive in Munich due to his age – Lewandowski will turn 34 in August.

When asked about this, Julian Nagelsmann kept a low profile at Friday’s press conference, but made no denials. “He has trained with great commitment, also scored a few good goals,” said the coach, who is a year older, and grinned: “From there, he will be in the starting eleven tomorrow.” In the final game of the season in Wolfsburg.Nagelsmann’s stance is well known, at least publicly the master coach always advocates an extension for Lewandowski, according to his own statement he is planning the coming season “quite normally” with the FIFA world footballer. “I don’t give information about all other topics that take place in talks. I never talk about things in private with players. Everything else you have to ask Robert. “

“More often” he would talk to Lewandowski anyway, Nagelsmann added. “But not more than usual because of the situation. I have a good exchange with him and know what his thoughts are. I know what my attitude and my thoughts are. “

No change veto from Nagelsmann: “Never take yourself more seriously than you are “

He doesn’t want to veto a change: “There is one very important credo of my coaching life: never take yourself too seriously, and never take yourself more seriously than you are. I’m the wrong man to veto anything. It’s always an interplay between ‘Brazzo’, me and Oliver Kahn to decide such things. I will never speak out publicly for or against something that it should then be law. I’m not important enough for that, and I want to keep it that way in the future. “

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