I’m the captain – Lewandowski reacts after being snubbed from captain duties

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Barcelona have named their four captains for next season, with Sergi Roberto, Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Ronald Araujo, and Frenkie de Jong named as the four captains.

Robert Lewandowski was touted as one of the captains, given his age and legendary status, but it wasn’t to be.

The 34-year-old was asked about not being named as a captain, but he admitted that it won’t stop him from being a leader in the dressing room.

Lewandowski said: “I didn’t expect that, honestly. To be captain. It’s not my goal to be, after one year here, the captain of Barcelona. It won’t keep me from being vocal and expressive with my teammates.

“I also know we have players who have spent a lot of years in Barcelona and I respect this. At my age, I don’t think I have the ego to get offended if I’m not in that group.”

Lewandowski had a brilliant first season at the Camp Nou, with 41 goal contributions in 46 appearances for the club.