Robert Lewandowski has made a good start for Barcelona, but they have found it difficult when they face former club Bayern Munich in the Champions League.
Barca suffered a 2-0 defeat at the Allianz Arena and failed to capitalize on scoring chances.
While on international duty, Lewandowski spoke about the game in a press conference and tried to explain his struggles.
“Of course I wanted to beat Bayern. I also wanted to score goals, but when you talk about emotions you can’t completely silence them because it wasn’t long after I left Bayern.
“The game was a big challenge for me. I couldn’t stop all those feelings. It was more than a sports match for me, it was an emotional match.
“Most emotional moment? As soon as you enter the stadium. It’s weird to go to another locker room and warm up in another area.
The 34-year-old admits his side need to learn from the defeat but feels there are positives to take from the game.
“The game against Bayer was a lesson for us. Before we started, we didn’t think we could impose style and create so many opportunities. Now we know we can,” he explained.
“This game showed that we can do that and create chances in difficult games. It’s true that we made mistakes… But to be honest, we should have beaten Bayern or at least drawn.”
The two teams will meet again in the group stage at the Camp Nou on October 26.