Robert Lewandowski crossed paths with an Argentine journalist about the Ballon d'Or controversy: "When did I say that about Messi?"

The figure of Poland, Argentina’s third rival for Group C, responded with irony to the query of TyC Sports writer Lucas Beltramo.

Poland is installed in Qatar and its top figure, Robert Lewandowski, arrives sharp for the competition. He will be -a priori- the most difficult rival for the Argentine National Team in Group C of the World Cup. The Poles and the Argentines will face each other on Wednesday the 30th (at 4:00 p.m. Argentine time) at the 974 Stadium in Doha.

This Friday, the European team offered a press conference with the Barcelona striker as the main speaker and there he had a spicy exchange with the Argentine journalist Lucas Beltramo, special envoy for TyC Sports.

Beltramo, always verbose and controversial in the opinion panels that he has to integrate, asked an uncomfortable question for the Polish striker: in rudimentary English he made himself understood to consult Lewandowski about his relationship with Lionel Messi after the controversy that had been generated for the Ballon d’Or 2021.

To put it in context: around December 2021, after a brilliant season for the Pole in 2020 at Bayern Munich, Messi was awarded by France Football magazine and thus obtained his seventh Ballon d’Or, the award for the best player in the world. Lewandowski was left without an award because due to the coronavirus pandemic the delivery of the trophy was postponed.

The following year, Messi was the winner and at his coronation the level of Lewandowski stood out. At that time, some alleged statements by the Pole came out: “I would like his statement to be honest, not just empty words.”

There was a tense moment after Beltramo’s consultation. Lewandowski clarified that he has no problem with Messi, that he will shake hands with the man from Rosario on game day (both are captains of their teams) and responded ironically: “My relationship with Messi? When did I say that? Where? You must have seen it on Instagram. I never said that about Messi. Messi is in very good shape not only in the National Team, but also in PSG. It shows at every step who is a Barcelona legend”. Hot.

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