Lewandowski claims Barcelona are now Champions League favourites

Robert Lewandowski has declared that his darling Barcelona, are Champions League favorites next season.

Lewandowski claims Barcelona are Champions League favorites

Barcelona's latest signee Robert Lewandowski certainly has big dreams since his summer switch from Bayern Munich.

The 33-year-old Polish striker is widely regarded as one of the greatest strikers in modern football having netted over 600 times in his career.

The former Bayern Munich star had long dreamed of a move away from the Allianz Arena and finally got his wish this summer by sealing a switch to Spanish giants FC Barcelona.

The phenomenal striker now hopes to also attain success with his new side under the Xavi-led management.

Lewandowski has now claimed that he expects the club to be considered as serious contenders for the UEFA Champions League trophy next season.

Speaking in Barca's pre-match conference ahead of their friendly against Juventus in Dallas on July 27, the prolific striker was quoted to have said:

'Barcelona a candidate for winning the UCL? Of course, in Barcelona you always have to think about winning the UCL, with the team we have we are ready to fight for all the titles, and this season will be better than the last.'

Lewandowski no doubt has a feeling of what Champions League success tastes like, having led Bayern Munich to lifting the trophy in 2020.

Barcelona on the other last won the title in 2015 under coach Luis Enrique who had the likes of the mercurial attack in Lionel Messi, Neymar Jr and Luis Suarez at his disposal back then.

Since 2015, Barcelona have failed to make it to the semi-finals of the European showpiece with the exception of 2019, when they dramatically collapsed in the 4-3 comeback against Jurgen Klopp's resurgent Liverpool.

Prior to 2015, Barcelona had won the Champions League four(4) times and are fifth ob the all-time winners of the club competition with eternal rivals Real Madrid having won it a record - 14 times.

Barcelona remain fifth behind AC Milan who have won the competition seven (7) times as well as Bayern Munich and Liverpool who have both won the competition six(6) times.

Lewandowski's addition no doubt gives Barcelona a huge advantage going into the next campaign as the club will rely on his incredible goalscoring ability as they look to mount a serious title challenge both in Spain and Europe next season.