Robert Lewandowski from FC Bayern is convinced that Gerd Müller would grant him the season record in the Bundesliga. In addition, the Pole mourns the missed semi-finals in the Champions League, like him Sports picture betrayed.
Lewandowski (32) said it “hurt” for him to watch injured in the two quarter-finals of the Champions League against Paris St.-Germain: “I couldn’t help the team when it came to everything.”
The Pole did not want to judge whether his absence was the decisive factor for failure: “It is pure speculation whether we might still be in the competition now if I had been fit against Paris? Who knows.” However, he admitted that the team had “fought well” and “delivered great games”.
What bothers him in any case, however, is the now significantly lower frequency of games in the final spurt of the season: “We have a lot of breaks now, I think: too many breaks! The situation is unusual. We have four games in five weeks – that is for us extremely little, almost like vacation. ” Lewandowski suspects, however, that this could be an advantage for him with a view to the upcoming European Championship.
Meanwhile, the world footballer found words of praise for his backup in the Bayern storm, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting: “When he came to Bayern, he was immediately integrated with us. Choupo is good for Bayern as a player and as a person.”
Lewandowski on goal record: I think Müller would want it
When asked about the season record of 40 goals from Bayern legend Gerd Müller, which is still possible for him even after the end of his injury break, he explained that this depends above all on the team: “For me, the decisive factor is how we as a team approach the games, whether we give 100 percent, after a 1-0 or 2-0 we continue to give everything. Then I can get the record, even if I still don’t want to talk too much about it. “
However, he is convinced that Müller himself would not be angry with him if he actually surpassed the historic mark from the 1971/72 season: “Gerd Müller has so many records,” said Lewandowski and added: “I think he would want it and understand. “
Lewandowski has 36 goals and needs five more goals in the final three games of the current season to set a new record.
Regarding the departure of coach Hansi Flick, who will terminate his contract with the record champions in the summer, Lewandowski said: “He’s not only a great coach, but also a great person. You can also talk to him about private matters, we have with Hansi Flick achieved something historical. That was by far my best time at Bayern, he always gave us a clear plan of what to expect. “