Poor start at Bayern had me worried, says Lewandowski

The Poland international is satisfied with his season so far, but has acknowledged that his first few months at the club had him concerned


Robert Lewandowski has admitted he briefly worried about whether he had made the right choice to leave Borussia Dortmund for Bayern Munich after a difficult start at the Bundesliga champions.

The 26-year-old joined Bayern on a free transfer ahead of the 2014-15 campaign, but initially struggled to find his feet at the Allianz Arena side.

Lewandowski scored just once in his first four Bundesliga appearances as Bayern dropped points twice and he has conceded that his complicated first few weeks worried him.

“I still had to get used to things early on. It was not easy to understand what Pep Guardiola wanted. Pep took his time to explain me his philosophy, though. He told me that my movement was good and that I would eventually start scoring again,” the Poland international told Sport Bild.

“I was worried after the first four or five games, though. I hardly got any chances and that was the worst bit. I started doubting myself.

“Things only got better from there on. I am confident that I will score more goals after the winter break. I think I have done reasonably well in my first six months at the club.”

Lewandowski has so far netted seven goals in 15 Bundesliga appearances, while also scoring twice in the Champions League and once in the DFB Pokal.