Flick’s potential appointment could bring the best out of one key Barcelona player


AL KHOR, QATAR - DECEMBER 01: Hansi Flick, Head Coach of Germany, looks on prior the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group E match between Costa Rica and Germany at Al Bayt Stadium on December 01, 2022 in Al Khor, Qatar.
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As days pass by, it is looking increasingly likely that Xavi Hernandez will not continue as the head coach of FC Barcelona, despite the club having convinced him to stay for the next season only around a month ago.

Therefore, the Catalans are already looking for options to replace the departing former midfielder on the Barcelona bench, and the candidate that is looking the most likely to take this position for the next season is the German coach, Hansi Flick.

Flick and Xavi have very different styles of playing, and the German’s arrival will cause a lot of things to change in Barcelona. But, one individual who can definitely stand to gain with the former Bayern Munich manager’s appointment is the striker Robert Lewandowski.

As SPORT has reported, the Polish striker has played under 14 different managers during his career, but it was under Flick that he was the most productive. Lewandowski played 71 games under the German manager and scored 83 goals, thus having a scoring average of 1.10 goals per game.

The Polish striker and the coach worked together for two seasons at Bayern Munich, 2019-20 and 2020-21, and the forward also recorded 22 assists during this time in addition to his goals. The two won a treble in the first of these two seasons.

Other than Flick, Lewandowski has played with some other highly notable coaches in football. He has played the highest number of games under Jurgen Klopp, having accumulated 187 games under him at Borussia Dortmund.

He played another 100 games with Pep Guardiola at Bayern Munich, and has played 50 games under Julian Nagelsmann, under whom he also recorded a very good scoring average of 1.08 goals each game.

Lewandowski has played 94 games under Xavi at Barcelona, but under him, the Pole has a significantly low scoring average of 0.61, as he scored 58 goals in these 94 games.

Ahmad Sarmad Ansari
Ahmad Sarmad Ansari
Ahmad Sarmad Ansari has been covering Spanish football as a writer for Barca News Network for the last one and a half year and as an amateur football fanatic for more than 10 years. He mainly covers on and off-field happenings taking place at Barcelona including transfer news, administrative changes, match reports, and any other eventful news coming out of the club.

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