Lewandowski’s phrases have been twisted
Robert Lewandowski has corrected a journalist throughout a press convention, who stated the Polish star had criticized Lionel Messi’s statements concerning the Ballon d’Or award.
Lucas Beltramo of Argentine outlet TyC sports activities requested the FC Barcelona star requested Lewandowski if the gamers would shake fingers earlier than Argentina performs Poland within the FIFA World Cup Group Stage.
Lewandowski by no means stated something unfavourable about Messi. People have tried to twist his phrases. Here somebody asks him about what he supposedly stated and Lewy corrects him.
— Luis Mazariegos (@luism8989) November 19, 2022
“Why not?” the striker requested rhetorically.
“Why wouldn’t we [shake hands]? When, between me and Messi everything is fine? I have nothing [against] him, never had. Why?”
The journalist answered that he was asking due to Lewandowski’s statements about Messi concerning the Ballon d’Or. Not serving to issues was that each males have been talking in English and never their native tongue.
“What did I say?” an exasperated Lewandowski replied.
“Messi [said] that I should win the Ballon d’Or, but then he didn’t vote for me,” the reporter stated, making an attempt to cite the striker.
“When [did] I say it like that?” Lewandowski replied.
“When and where? No, I don’t know that I said it like that. Maybe you saw it on Instagram or something like that, maybe someone [said] it like that, but not me,” he completed.
This all traces again to Messi’s feedback on the 2021 Ballon d’Or gala. The Argentine got here in first place, with the Pole coming in an in depth second.
During his acceptance speech, Messi advised the organizers of the award that Lewandowski ought to have the 2020 Ballon d’Or. The Polish striker was thought of a lock to win the award, however France Football canceled it as a result of COVID points.
“I would like to mention Robert Lewandowski, it’s been a real honor to compete with you. Everyone knows and we agree that you were the winner last year. I think France Football should award you your 2020 Ballon d’Or – you deserve it and you should have it at home,” stated Messi.
During an interview, Lewandowski was requested if Messi was honest or whether or not it was a PR transfer. His response can be misinterpreted later. He stated: “I would like it to be a sincere declaration of a great footballer, but it’s only a declaration. But I would hope that maybe, that it does not stay like that, as empty words.”
Lewandowski would later need to make clear that he meant he needed the phrases to spur France Football, not that he didn’t consider Messi had an unfulfilled accountability or lacked sincerity.
”My assertion, which I made in an interview with a Polish TV broadcaster, is presently being misinterpreted. I by no means needed to say that Lionel Messi’s phrases weren’t critical or honest,” he stated.
Later on, in a unique interview, Lewandowski went additional.
“Messi’s phrases in the direction of me [about the Ballon d’Or] actually touched me. They weren’t empty phrases, it was a pleasant second in my profession.
“I only spoke a few words with Leo [face to face], because my Spanish is not that good. I spoke with Kylian [Mbappe] in English, he then translated for Leo. It was a great night.”
Still, varied media retailers pushed the narrative that there was some kind of battle between the 2 stars.
Lewandowski did win the FIFA The Best Award in 2020, although curiously Messi didn’t vote for him for that award. Again, Polish media requested the striker concerning the scenario, and once more, his feedback have been misinterpreted later.
“Messi voted for me in the Ballon d’Or and then why his point of view changed, I don’t know. However, I have no regrets, no complaints, I accepted it, that’s the decision he made and that’s it. It was even easier for me because I won the award anyway.”
Lewandowski stated he had no complaints, however that’s not what number of media retailers selected to report it afterward. Many framed his “I don’t know” remark as indignant, saying as soon as once more that he had some beef with the Argentine #10.
What we noticed throughout the press convention, is the media believing its personal spin, and complicated it for the reality.