‘Obviously I’m not happy’ – Lewandowski responds to Barcelona’s Champions League elimination, but insists on a bright future for the club

Robert Lewandowski has expressed his disappointment over Barcelona’s elimination from the Champions League group stage, but remains hopeful of a comeback soon.

Dissatisfied with the elimination of the Champions League
Barcelona are ‘evolving’
Expected hard first season
WHAT HAPPENED? Barça’s draw with Inter last week doomed them to Europa League football for the second consecutive season. Despite admitting he was unhappy with the situation, Lewandowski urged Barcelona fans to remain patient and trust the rebuilding process that is taking place at the club.

WHAT THEY SAY: Speaking to La Vanguardia after his team’s victory over Valencia, Lewandowski said: “Obviously I’m not happy, Barcelona should be in the round of 16. It’s more difficult than it should be.

“We are in a rebuilding process that takes time, we have to be patient. I’m sure that these setbacks will make us grow as a team and that everything will be different next season. We are evolving. I didn’t expect to arrive and that everything would go well in the first season. I insist that it is a process that requires time and patience.”

THE BIGGER PICTURE: Despite being out of the Champions League, Barcelona are in good shape domestically. Real Madrid’s failure to defeat modest Girona on Sunday means Barca are now just one point behind the league leaders after 12 games.

WHAT DOES BARCELONA DO? The Spanish giants face Viktoria Plzen in their final Champions League group stage game before taking on Almeria in La Liga on 5 November.

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