Robert Lewandowski takes a dig at Lionel Messi after Ballon d’or snub

Chidalu Obiajulu

Prolific Poland and Bayern Munich striker, Robert Lewandowski, who has been in top form in his career, has long overtaken the likes of Christiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi for two seasons running.

Robert Lewandowski lost the golden boot last two seasons to Italian striker, Ciro Immobile after he surpassed his 35 goals last two seasons.

The prolific striker who’s known for his technique and accuracy in front of goal, has of last season, broken the most league goal in Bundesliga, overtaking Germany and Bayern Munich legend GERD Muller, scoring 41 goals during that season.

Robert Lewandowski was second in the race for the 2021 Ballon d’Or, with Lionel Messi eventually winning the award, but the Pole has revealed his sadness at not coming out on top while also picking up on the Paris Saint-Germain forward’s words.

In the 2020/21 season, Lewandowski scored an incredible 48 goals and provided nine assists in 40 matches in all competitions, as Bayern won the Bundesliga, DFL-Supercup, UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup.

While during this campaign he has notched up 16 Bundesliga goals in 14 games.

“I felt sadness,” Lewandowski told Polish outlet Kanale Sportowym. “I can’t deny it.

“I can’t say I was happy, on the contrary. I have a feeling of sadness. To be so close, to compete with Messi, of course I respect how he plays and what he has achieved. The mere fact that I was able to compete with him shows me the level that I was able to reach.”

The Bayern Munich striker also took aim at Messi, after the PSG forward urged France Football to award the 2020 Ballon d’Or to Lewandowski.

“I’m not that enthusiastic about getting the 2020 award,” Lewandowski said.

“I would like it [Messi’s 2020 Ballon d’Or statement] to be a sincere and courteous statement from a great player and not just an empty words.”

Robert Lewandowski will love to maintain his top form again, when they play FC Barcelona in the last group game of the champions league.