Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski's agent Maik Barthel has spoken of how disappointed the 28-year-old was at the lack of support there was throughout the Bayern management for him to finish as the Bundesliga's top goalscorer.
The Poland international finished the domestic league season on 30 goals, one fewer than Borussia Dortmund rival Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who overtook him following a brace on the final day in a 4-3 win against Werder Bremen. On the same day, Lewandowski failed to register a goal during a convincing 4-1 Bayern victory against Freiburg.
Bayern had already sealed the Bundesliga title on the 29th April, and despite their being three matches to go, Barthel has spoken of how little support Lewandowski received in winning the top goalscorer award, particularly from coach Carlo Ancelotti.
Speaking to leading German sports magazine Kicker,
"He was disappointed as I have never seen him before. He really hoped that the team would support him proactively."
The ex-Dortmund forward had also spoken of his dissatisfaction earlier this month, as quoted by ESPN. "It does not hurt anymore, but it did at first. Maybe because I was not completely satisfied with the way my team helped me."
Irrespective of golden boot accolades, Lewandowski and his teammates can still look back on a highly successful season, where they secured their fifth consecutive Bundesliga title. The 2016/17 season also marked the signing of a new Bayern contract for Lewandowski in December, with his new deal expiring in 2021.