– Robert Lewandowski amusingly reveals former boss Jurgen Klopp was a bad teacher
– The 32-year-old and the German gaffer worked together for four years at Dortmund
– They both made it to the Champions League final during the 2014-15 season but lost to Bayern Munich
Robert Lewandowski is grateful for working with Jurgen Klopp during their four years at Borussia Dortmund.
The Poland striker described the German boss as a “bad teacher in the best sense of the word”and added that the Liverpool manager is also a father figure to him.
The duo shared a strong bond together and used an example from the 2011/12 season to illustrate their relationship.
Mirror quoted the 32-year-old:
“It was a mental thing, a hang-up of some sort. And I think it had something to do with my father.
“I could talk to Jurgen about anything. I could trust him. He is a family man, and he has so much empathy for what goes on in your private life.”
Lewandowski jokingly reflected on why his former manager was a “bad teacher”.
“Jurgen was not only a father figure to me. As a coach, he was like the ‘bad’ teacher. And I mean that in the best sense of the word.
“Let me explain. Think back to you when you were in school. Which teacher do you remember the most? Not the one who made life easy for you and never expected anything from you.
“No, no, no. You remember the bad teacher, the one who was strict with you. The one who put pressure on you and did everything to get the best out of you.
“That’s the teacher who made you better, right? And Jurgen was like that.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Aston Villa have been dumped out of the FA Cup by Liverpool following their 4-1 in a 3rd-Round FA Cup tie.
Sadio Mane scored a brace while Georginio Wijnaldum and Mohamed Salah got their names on the scoresheet as Villa’s only scorer was 17-year-old Louie Barry.
Villa promoted 20 of their youngsters for this match after several of their first team players are currently in isolation for COVID-19 reasons.
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