Robert Lewandowski explains why he was NOT shocked by Barcelona’s Champions League exit

It has been a pretty tricky first season at FC Barcelona for Robert Lewandowski...

Following a hugely successful summer transfer window, FC Barcelona’s season has certainly been very underwhelming so far.

Barça are already out of the Champions League and tasted defeat in the first El Clasico of the season.

The Catalan club’s marquee signing Robert Lewandowski has been speaking about the team dropping down into the Europa League.

Lewandowski: “We are in a process of reconstruction”

Over the summer, Xavi’s side made seven new additions including Lewandowski, Koundé, Kessié, Christensen, Raphinha, Bellerín and Alonso.

But despite all these new signings, Barça evidently remain someway off competing at the top of European football.

The Pole has accepted that Barcelona are going through a rebuilding phase after a tricky few seasons at Camp Nou.

Lewandowski said: “Obviously, I’m not happy. Barça should be in the round of 16 (of the Champions League).

“But before coming to Barcelona I was already aware that the first season could be tougher than it surely should be.

“We are in a process of reconstruction that takes time, we have to be more patient.

“With everything that Barça has suffered in recent years, you can’t expect everything to change in a month.

“It needs time and it will surely improve, and it will even be the best again.”

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Jamie Brown

Jamie Brown

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