Carlo Ancelotti has played down the talk of Bayern star Robert Lewandowski’s perceived unhappiness, and laid the blame squarely at his agent’s feet for stirring up the media.
The Poland striker was reported to have been disappointed with his teammates for not giving him enough service to help him edge out Dortmund’s Aubameyang in the race for the Bundesliga golden boot, with his representative Maik Berthel informing Kicker of the striker’s displeasure.
“Robert told me that he got no support and that the coach gave no call to help him in the last game to win the top-scorer title,” said Maik Barthel. “He was disappointed as I have never seen him before. He really hoped that the team would support him proactively.”
However, Ancelotti has swatted away these comments, reaffirming his belief that the striker is happy and settled at the club, contrary to recent rumours swirling around regarding a potential departure.
Speaking to reporters on Saturday, the Bayern manager said: “Lewandowski has never complained to me, I finally congratulated him on his good season. I was satisfied with him and he was pleased with us.”
The legendary Italian coach also emphasised his irritation with Lewandowski’s agent for stirring the cauldron, saying: “As always there are agents who talk too much – I do not know why. It is not the first time an agent has used the newspapers to say something wrong, that’s all. In a perfect world, agents do not talk.”
Written by Naren Madan
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