Lewandowski reveals he turned down Real Madrid: I don’t regret it at all

Robert Lewandowski has revealed he has considered joining Real Madrid at one point during his career. The Polish forward was close in joining the Spanish giants in 2018, but now reveals he is very happy to have stayed with Bayern Munich, who he joined from Borussia Dortmund in 2014.

In 2018 Madrid’s interest became serious and the club even made an offer for Lewandowski. Real wanted the forward to replace Cristiano Ronaldo, who then moved to Juventus. Although Lewandowski admits the offer from Madrid was interesting, he is certain he took the right decision by staying at Bayern Munich.

“There was a lot of speculation at the time. Real is a great club, of course, I was thinking about it. I stayed and I do not regret it,” the Polish frontman told Sport Bild. “We are a family and this should dispel any doubts. I’m happy in Munich. I am 100 per cent a Bayern player and I fully identify with it. I know how much the club stands behind me.”

The forward states he still has yet to reach his full potential at Bayern. “In August I will turn 32, but I feel 27, 28, maybe even less. I want to play at the highest level for many years, I will do my best to achieve it. I don’t see limits for myself, I can be even better. I don’t feel I’ve reached my full potential, I played 90 per cent this season.”

The remaining 10 per cent could be coming in the remaining games of the Champions League, where Bayern faces Chelsea. “To be honest, I see a great chance that we will be able to win the Champions League this season. The team has a good atmosphere, we feel the chemistry between us.”

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