In a recent interview with Polsat Sport, Robert Lewandowski has expressed his concerns about Barcelona's recent performances. The Polish striker acknowledged that the team has not been playing to its best and that there are areas that need to be improved.
"I think we have problems at the moment regarding how we play and the way we play," Lewandowski said. "We have a problem approaching the penalty area and providing final passes, this is what needs to improve."
Lewandowski's comments come after Barcelona's disappointing defeat to Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League. The team struggled to control the ball in the first half and eventually conceded an unnecessary goal. Lewandowski himself had little service and provided just five passes during the match.
The problem of finding Lewandowski in the penalty area seems to be a recurring issue for Barcelona under Xavi Hernandez. Despite the arrival of Joao Felix, who was expected to improve the team's creativity, Barcelona has still been struggling to create clear-cut scoring opportunities for its star striker.
Lewandowski's frustrations are understandable, as he is one of the most prolific goalscorers in the world. However, he also recognizes that the team's problems are not down to any one individual.
"What matters to us now is getting back on track," Lewandowski said. "The last matches were not our best ones. Today [against Shakhtar], we lost a game we should have played differently and handled differently."
Barcelona will need to find a way to address its attacking problems if it wants to challenge for trophies this season. Lewandowski is still a world-class striker, but he needs to be given the opportunities to score goals.