After Gerd Müller set the 40-goal record, ex-Bayern coach Jürgen Klinsmann spoke to FCB striker Robert Lewandowski DAZN and SPOX highly praised.
“He’s an absolute phenomenon. For me he’s the best center forward in the last three or four years because he’s a complete striker, like Marco van Basten was in my time,” said Klinsmann, who was himself between 1995 and 1997 went on the hunt for goals for the German record champions.
What Klinsmann particularly likes about the Pole are his versatile strengths: “Robert is both-footed, strong in the air, great at combination play and never too good to help out at the back and do the dirty work for the team when it is required.”
Lewandowski built up “this complete style of play” step by step, said Klinsmann. The 56-year-old, who coached FCB from 2008 to 2009, went on to say: “And now he’s turning them into an endless number of goals.”
Lewandowski scored his 40th goal of the season last Saturday, setting Gerd Müller’s historic record. Lewandowski has 276 goals in the Bundesliga all-time goalscorer list, 89 goals behind the “bomber of the nation”.