Robert Lewandowski stated there aren’t any ailing emotions in the direction of Lionel Messi surrounding the 2020 Ballon d’Or and engaged in a clumsy change with a journalist at Poland’s information convention on Friday.
The awarding of the 2020 award was cancelled as a result of coronavirus pandemic, and Messi later requested for Lewandowski to be handed the award anyway in recognition of the star striker’s exceptional season with Bayern Munich.
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Lewandowski performed a key position in serving to Bayern full the Quadruple in 2020 however Messi gained the distinguished prize after main Argentina to Copa America glory that yr.
The striker reportedly stated he hoped Messi’s phrases weren’t “empty words,” earlier than later clarifying these attributed quotes.
The 34-year-old was talking at Poland’s welcome news conference on the staff’s base in Doha because the staff prepares to face Mexico, Saudi Arabia and Argentina in Group C.
But when requested about whether or not he would make a public present of shaking Messi’s hand when the 2 meet on the World Cup, Lewandowski requested the journalist to make clear his feedback, saying: “I don’t understand the question.”
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Lewandowski adopted up with “why would I need to shake hands? Between me and Messi I have nothing [bad] with him, I never had.”
The journalist responded with a clarification to the query, and Lewandowski responded: “Where and when [did I say] that? I do not remember I said it like that. Maybe you saw it on Instagram and someone thought I said it like that, but it was not me.”
Lewandowski is now at Messi’s former membership Barcelona and when requested concerning the reminders of the Argentine nice at Camp Nou, he replied: “Leo Messi is in great shape.
“At Barcelona you’ll be able to see in all places he is a legend.”
Poland face Argentina within the ultimate pool stage match on Nov. 30.