Barcelona striker Robert Lewandowski has confessed to experiencing a “physical weakening” in 2023 and acknowledged a moment when his “spark went out.”
Despite being among the world’s premier strikers for over a decade, achieving numerous records with Bayern Munich, Robert Lewandowski‘s form has taken a noticeable dip in the 2023/24 season, coinciding with Barcelona’s struggles.
Lewandowski, who won the Pichichi Trophy in his first season with Barcelona, scoring over 20 league goals for the 11th time in 12 seasons, expressed his candid assessment of his recent challenges.
The 35-year-old has faced a decline in individual performance during the current season. This dip in form aligns with Barcelona’s overall difficulties, prompting head coach Xavi’s decision to resign in the summer for a potential reset.
Lewandowski, speaking on a Polish YouTube channel, Foot Truck, provided an open evaluation of his struggles, indicating a challenging period from which he seems unable to break free.
“In 2023, there was a moment when I felt not only mentally, but also physically weaker,” Poland’s all-time record scorer said. “That year, all the bad and negative things seemed to come together in one moment. Everything accumulated.