Barcelona forward Raphinha is currently preparing for World Cup 2022 with Brazil but has opened up on life at the Camp Nou and has admitted he has been surprised by one of his new team-mates in particular.
Raphinha told Globo Esporte that striker Robert Lewandowski has surpassed his expectations and admits he’s been blown away by just how impressive the Poland international is in all aspects of his game.
“I will tell you the truth. As a guy who is already older [Lewandowski is 34 years old], I expected less from him,” he said. “But, he got here and every training session he does is amazing, for him he’s never good, he’s always giving his best, runs a lot, helps with marking, moves well in the area, has headers, finishes with both feet, it’s an amazing thing.”
Lewandowski has taken La Liga by storm since arriving from Bayern Munich in the summer. The striker is the top scorer in the Spanish top flight with 13 goals from 14 games to help fire Barca into first place heading into the World Cup.