#sports activities Erling Haaland ‘felt SORRY’ for Robert Lewandowski after Bayern’s failed swoop for Norwegian star
Erling Haaland says he ‘felt SORRY’ for Robert Lewandowski – as Bayern Munich’s makes an attempt to poach the prolific Norwegian to switch the Polish striker earlier this 12 months are revealed in documentary
- Erling Haaland revealed he felt sorry for Robert Lewandowski after Bayern plot
- Haaland was topic of curiosity from Bayern to switch the Poland worldwide
- New Manchester City striker revealed all in documentary filmed earlier this 12 months
- Bayern chief not too long ago admitted curiosity in Haaland earlier than Premier League change
Erling Haaland has admitted he felt sorry for Robert Lewandowski after Bayern Munich’s failed makes an attempt to land star striker Haaland as a substitute for the Pole.
The Norwegian hot-shot was on Bayern’s radar earlier this 12 months throughout his time at Borussia Dortmund, the place he scored an unimaginable 86 objectives in simply 89 video games.
The prolific 22-year-old impressed membership chiefs a lot by his Bundesliga performances that they tried to lure the brand new Manchester City striker to the Allianz Arena earlier this 12 months.
Erling Haaland was courted by Bayern Munich earlier than his eventual change to Manchester City
Haaland had many tussles with Robert Lewandowski in the course of the striker’s days within the Bundesliga
European soccer’s heavyweights similar to Real Madrid, Barcelona and Manchester United have been additionally in for Haaland however the curiosity from the Bavarian outfit appeared to irk the Norwegian, who was focused as a substitute for Robert Lewandowski.
Haaland was filmed deliberating over a choice on his future membership in a documentary filmed earlier this 12 months entitled: ‘Haaland: The Big Decision.’
In the programme Haaland says: ‘If I attempt to think about how Lewandowski thinks… I do not know what number of objectives and titles he has for the membership. Then I do truly really feel slightly sorry for him. At the identical time it is an opportunity for him to take the subsequent step in his profession. It feels disrespectful, however on the identical time it is a chance for him.’
The striker’s father, Alf-Inge, additionally spoke of Bayern’s curiosity: ‘They have proven curiosity, they’ve. I perceive they need to defend themselves. If he would not find yourself there they are going to say ‘it was by no means on the agenda, we have already got the most effective striker’.’
Haaland admitted he felt sorry for Lewandowski after studying of Bayern’s plan to switch him
The duo confronted off of their new colors throughout a pleasant between City and Barcelona final month
Bayern had initially denied any curiosity in Haaland however in a current interview with Sky Germany, Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic revealed for the primary time that the Bundesliga champions tried to convey the striker to the membership.
‘We have been in talks [for Haaland], nevertheless it grew to become clear that issues won’t work out that manner for either side. That’s why he is at Manchester City now and that is why we have now different gamers,’ Salihamidzic stated.
Lewandowski, 34, made the change to Barcelona after a protracted summer season of negotiations to persuade Bayern to promote him to the LaLiga giants. He was unimpressed with Bayern’s makes an attempt to plan for life after him and left of his personal accord.
Lewandowski’s transfer to the Nou Camp has to this point proved a hit, with 5 objectives to his title
The Pole has continued his prolific type on the Nou Camp, already scoring 5 occasions in La Liga.
Meanwhile, Haaland has had a blistering begin to life at Manchester City scoring 10 objectives in six video games, together with two hat-tricks within the area of 4 days towards Crystal Palace and Nottingham Forest.
Haaland scored City’s opener in Saturday’s 1-1 draw at Aston Villa, earlier than Leon Bailey equalised to earn Steven Gerrard’s facet a degree.