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Lewandowski: Playing for Guardiola prepared me for Barcelona

Barcelona striker Robert Lewandowski admits he's loved his first weeks at the Nou Camp.

Lewandowski enjoyed his signing presentation last week.

He said: "I feel like a small child who enters a huge store of new toys . What I feel in Barcelona so far is pure happiness and motivation to start this new chapter," says the Pole, who adds that "in Munich I was missing new challenges. I won many titles and I recognize that I felt less and less intensity. I needed another challenge. A boost. A change of environment."

Lewandowski played for former Barca coach Pep Guardiola at Bayern Munich.

He also said: “Guardiola's philosophy and his style of caring for and managing the team I think basically was Barça at Bayern Munich. Xavi is very similar to Guardiola. They were both '6', they worked together. They think football in the same way. With that memory in mind, Barça was the only option for me and it was a great preparation when I was there.

"I didn't talk to Guardiola before signing. But when I was with him at Bayern it was like a great preparation to get to Barça one day. All the staff were Spanish, there were eight Spanish players. During that period I had a very good relationship with Thiago and Javi Martínez. Both of them congratulated me when I signed for Barça."



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