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Lewandowski hits out at Xavi’s Barcelona tactics after ‘not enough’ claim

Barcelona striker Robert Lewandowski has issued a brutal review of Xavi’s tactics and claimed the Spaniard doesn’t start enough attacking players.

The Poland international has scored just one goal from the club’s opening three La Liga games this term and is putting the fact he hasn’t bagged more down to a lack of service from his team-mates.

Lewandowski admitted that the situation improves once he gets to play alongside the likes of Ferran Torres and Ansu Fati, who often start games from the bench recently.

After three games, Barca find themselves fourth in the table, drawing their opening game away at Girona before consecutive wins against Cadiz and Villarreal respectively.

Real Madrid are the only team in the division to boast a 100 per cent record with three wins from three.

“We are Barca and we are expected not only to win, but also to play good attacking football,” Lewandowski told Mundo Deportivo.

“Lately that has not been as it should be, so we have been fighting to create more chances in matches.

“When we see Ferran or Ansu come on, two players who go forward, we create more chances. Sometimes we don’t play with enough attacking players, I don’t have support so I look for the best solution to the team.”

The 35-year-old even went on to claim he has been forced to create chances for himself, such is the lack of imagination of those trying to supply the striker.

Lewandowski added: “I think that with my experience, when I know my body, I look for the best solution not only for me, but also for the team.

“I realise that sometimes, if I’m between two central defenders, it’s easier for the defenders. In many In games I don’t have many chances to score. In the last two games I didn’t have many chances, I didn’t receive many balls, so sometimes I had to create my chances.


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