Lothar Matthaus did not miss the opportunity to leave a ‘peck’ to Barcelona, a club that in the last off-season secured the signing of Robert Lewandowski at zero cost.
In an interview with the newspaper Brand, the legendary Bayern and Germany player was asked about Jude Bellingham. The young Englishman who is standing out in the Bundesliga with the Dortmund jersey served as a pretext to talk about Lewandowski, a Polish scorer who closed an eight-year chapter at Bayern and headed, as a free agent, to Barcelona.
′′ Bellingham won’t stay long at Dortmund. He will soon leave for Real Madrid or a Premier League club, which is where the money is. Clubs without money, the only one who can sign is Barcelona. He doesn’t have a euro, but he hires Lewandowski (laughs)», said the champion of Europe and the World with the teamin 1980 and 1990, respectively.
Matthaus also anticipated Sunday’s duel between Germany and Spain, referring to the second round of Group E of the World Cup.
«If we look at the last confrontation, the sensations are not good [n.d.r. derrota da Alemanha por 0-6, para a Liga das Nações, em 2020]🇧🇷 But that result is part of the past and this game will have a different story. Spain are favorites in the group, but you have to be careful with Japan. Germany has a lot of respect for Spain, which has a great team. It will be one of the great games of this World Cup.”
The Japan that surprised Germany (1-2) in the first round: «The World Cup four years ago was a failure [n.d.r. Alemanha ficou em último na fase de grupos], but now everything can be different despite this result with Japan. The coach has a good relationship with the players and I believe in him. After what happened against Japan, we have to show that it won’t happen again. Now the environment is not so favorable.”