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Poland captain Robert Lewandowski had an awkward exchange with an Argentinian journalist at his press conference today over his relationship with Lionel Messi.

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  • Robert Lewandowski said there are no ill feelings towards Lionel Messi surrounding the 2020 Ballon d’Or and engaged in an awkward exchange with a journalist at Poland’s news conference on Friday.

    The awarding of the 2020 award was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, and Messi later asked for Lewandowski to be handed the award anyway in recognition of the star striker’s remarkable season with Bayern Munich.

    Lewandowski played a key role in helping Bayern complete the Quadruple in 2020 but Messi won the prestigious prize after leading Argentina to Copa America glory that year.

    The striker reportedly said he hoped Messi’s words were not “empty words,” before later clarifying those attributed quotes.

    The 34-year-old was speaking at Poland’s welcome news conference at the team’s base in Doha as the team prepares to face Mexico, Saudi Arabia and Argentina in Group C.

    But when asked about whether he would make a public show of shaking Messi’s hand when the two meet at the World Cup, Lewandowski asked the journalist to clarify his comments, saying: “I don’t understand the question.”

    Lewandowski followed up with “why would I need to shake hands? Between me and Messi I have nothing [bad] with him, I never had.”

    The journalist responded with a clarification to the question, and Lewandowski responded: “Where and when [did I say] that? I do not remember I said it like that. Maybe you saw it on Instagram and someone thought I said it like that, but it was not me.”

    Lewandowski is now at Messi’s former club Barcelona and when asked about the reminders of the Argentine great at Camp Nou, he replied: “Leo Messi is in great shape.

    “At Barcelona you can see everywhere he’s a legend.”

    Poland face Argentina in the final pool stage match on Nov. 30.

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    zdrtgbnjimhtrx says:

    God, even in sports the mainstream media can't help but make up stories and get caught up in their own lies.

    Chris says:

    that reporter was trash

    Fifa ProClubs says:

    That was awkward lol

    Mike says:

    Journalists today… what an idiot

    Shah Jalal says:

    Good and sharp reply from Mr Leva to this brainless journalist.

    peter ski says:

    I though that polish journalists ask stupid questions 😂

    Ankit Tiwari says:

    What kind of stupid question is this? 🤣 Lewa is understandably perplexed

    Julker Taou says:

    Journalist need to be more careful and do research properly before asking sensitive questions to anyone!

    Obi-Wan Kenobi says:

    As a Barca fan I think I'm in love with this man lmaoooo

    Junior Kaundah says:

    Media always wants to find a way to make stories… Lewa handled the situation very well❤️💙

    Muhammad Aiman says:

    Messi the greatest of all time 👑🐐🇦🇷

    13thGhost says:

    Bro. Leave that guy, he has no question

    Dev Jhawar says:

    This reporter takes up fake quotes made up by ronaldo fans 😂😂😂🤦🏻‍♂️

    whitekiller 778 says:

    messi x lewa next season is gonna be a cheat code

    Kaveen Gunawardena says:

    How is this guy a "journalist"? He can't speak the language, he hasn't done his research, that was a really stupid question to ask when you get to ask only 1 question… How do these guys go back to their bosses after days like this? (Which are recorded/ broadcasted live) 🤣

    Joe Rocha says:

    More fake news presented by fake news

    A 123 says:


    Zaki says:

    Reporter wanted to create a controversy….. didn't succeed 🤣🤣🤣

    Melan says:

    stupid question of the year from the reporter…🤣🤣

    loketo mark yeptho says:

    Stupid journalist

    Noel Thomas says:

    Paul Walker

    Punshiba Luwang says:

    Being a Messi fan love you Lewa your cold heart.

    Salani KHALIFA NEY says:

    English can humble you 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤷🏿‍♂️🤦🏿‍♂️ what are they even saying????

    iTrooper says:

    Someone at ESPN lost his job
    Alguien en ESPN perdió su trabajo

    Que sucia la prensa!

    Chris says:

    What he asked?

    CSKV says:

    Stupid question.

    Vishal Sakhrani says:

    Class from Lewa, that was embarrassing journalism

    Andh says:

    I didn't understand the question either lol .

    John the fan. says:

    I thought in America we had a problem with journalist. It seems like it only isn't here.

    ESHMUM KHAN says:

    why this reporter is sounding like a fish and making things uncomfortable here!!!!

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