Football NewsRobert Lewandowski Hits Out at Xavi’s Play Tactics
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Barcelona striker Robert Lewandowski has criticised manager Xavi for not starting enough attacking players.

Lewandowski has scored one goal in three appearances so far this campaign and feels that at times he hasn’t received the service he is used to getting.

The 35-year-old stated that the situation often significantly improves when the likes of Ferran Torres and Ansu Fati are introduced from the bench.

Lewandowski said: ‘We are Barça and we are expected not only to win. But also to play good attacking football”.

‘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’.

Lewandowski added that at times he has had to create chances for himself due to the lack of support.

He said: ‘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 realize 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’.

Having scored his first goal of the season in the 4-3 win over Villarreal last weekend, Lewandowski will be hoping that his situation will now markedly improve.

Barcelona face Osasuna away on Sunday in their next game and it will be intriguing to see whether Xavi elect to bring Torres and Fati into the starting lineup.

Torres managed to get on the scoresheet against Cadiz and Villarreal after entering the fray as a substitute.

Fati, meanwhile, has been linked with a move away from Barcelona, and has yet to start in LaLiga so far this season.