Lewandowski: I am neither a machine nor an animal


barcelona striker Robert Lewandowski Admits he’s always “hungry” when it comes to scoring goals, but he’s “neither a machine nor a beast” because he can have bad days.

The Polish striker has enjoyed a strong start to his Blaugrana career, netting 17 times in 15 appearances in all competitions.

Although he is 34 years old, lewandowski Says he has not lost his will to score.

“I’m always hungry,” lewandowski Gerd Müller told L’Equipe after winning the trophy.

“Maybe you scored, played a good game and let that stress down, but there’s always an aftermath and I can’t stick to it for too long.

“If you stop at ‘I’m the best’ it doesn’t work anymore. When I was younger, I scored a lot and I was never satisfied.”

However, the Krakow man knows that not everyone has the same mindset, as some players get tense when placed in front of the goalkeeper.

“Instinct, personality and human nature make you the player you are. Me, I’m never afraid.

“I’m not perfect, but when fear overwhelms you, I avoid it. Just the idea of ​​having it is a bad start,” he warns.

“I am just trying to do my best in all areas and do things that have never been done before.

“I don’t pay a lot of attention to goalless streaks, it’s something the media and fans see, but I try to watch the rest. Sometimes I have to say it hurts, but it’s not football Is.

“The main thing is that I’m in the right place when everything starts. It’s not a superpower, I don’t think you can be born with it.

“You may have a natural talent, something that makes you different, yes, but the instinct is never acquired.

“Things aren’t always easy and that’s when you need to know how to do something unique and effortless.

“It puts the eyes in the back of your head. I would say my instinct is to always be alert.”

Poll believes that at 34, his decisions are “more mature and well thought out”, while his actions are “almost uncontrollable”.

“I would say that I think without thinking and it is my brain that instinctively gives impulse to my feet because it has accumulated a lot of information throughout my career,” he said.

“I also visualize things in advance, which conditions my mind to work and allows me to take a little step forward and improves my reaction time.”

hard to always be on top

lewandowski He also touched on the mental aspect of the game, which he believes is sometimes forgotten by the media and fans.

“Honestly, negative emotions can stop you in your tracks,” he said.

“I have to do the actual mental work so that, whatever happens, I can do what I have to do.

“I am neither a machine nor an animal but a human being with all its complications. I have bad days and I have problems, and we forget it

“It’s very hard to always be on top. I’ve been working on this for over 20 years and you can’t always do the right thing.

“And whether you’re a little off or not feeling good about yourself, all we ask you to do is to perform.”


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