With his 41st goal of the season in Bayern Munich’s 5-2 win against FC Augsburg, Robert Lewandowski broke Gerd Müller’s Bundesliga record. The 32-year-old striker from Poland then gave insights into his emotional world, colleagues and teammates praised his performance.
“I have no words. If you try 90 minutes, but nothing works, although you try everything … It was an amazing feeling, tension right up to the last second. Fortunately, I still made it, I’m very happy” , said Lewandowski at Sky.
After nine degrees awarded, the tenth was inside the last action of the game in the 90th minute. Augsburg goalkeeper Rafal Gikiewicz let a shot by Leroy Sane clap, Lewandowski hit with a push and then tore his jersey off.
“Sometimes you have to be patient. But that was emotionally difficult for me. I knew I had to be ready when a situation came. This tension will remain,” said Lewandowski. “I was a little disappointed why I can’t just score a goal. But for such a legendary record you have to fight and be patient.”
Compared to the kicker he said: “I cannot yet assess the significance for my later life. Even the moment with 40 goals was something special. It was just inconceivable for me that I could reach this mark. (…) I haven’t once dared to dream that you can score so many goals in one season. “
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After the many missed chances of his striker, coach Hansi Flick no longer believed in a goal by Lewandowski: “At some point I said to Tapa (goalkeeping coach Toni Tapalovic, editor’s note): ‘I think it’s not possible today. ‘”
When he had long since been taught better, Flick praised: “It is an absolutely outstanding performance. But I do think that such an individual performance, such a record, is a team performance. Each individual in the team is at the service of the team, too Lewy put his individual interests behind. “
Lewandowski beat club legend Gerd Müller’s record from the 1971/72 season with his 41st goal of the season in the 29th game. “I would have preferred it if Müller and Lewa had stayed the same,” said the Bavarian and Augsburg striker Florian Niederlechner, who had made it 2: 4 in the 2: 5 defeat of his team.
Lewandowski’s team-mate Joshua Kimmich expects the new record to last forever. “I don’t think this record will ever be broken,” said Kimmich, but then added: “If anyone breaks it, it will be Robert. Otherwise it will be difficult.”