Imagine seeing this job ad:
Help wanted: Capable striker who doesn’t mind minimal playing time behind established world-class international. Please direct all inquiries to President Uli Hoeness and CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge at Bayern Munich. Due to the potential high volume of applications, the club is unable to notify unsuccessful applicants.
Polish striker Robert Lewandowski wants Bayern Munich to sign a backup striker to ease his scoring burden and keep him fresh during the second half of the season.
Lewandowski, 29, missed two friendly internationals to rest a thigh injury. He intimates that the muscle problem might be tied to Bayern's lack of up-front depth.
Lewandowski tells Sport Bild:
"It would definitely be an option to sign a hungry, young striker who wants to learn from an experienced player. It would be a relief for me to play 15 or 20 minutes less in a game, then you have more energy for forthcoming games and a higher probability of staying fit and minimizing the risk of injury."
Lewandowski realizes that it is not an easy task to find a capable striker, who is prepared to spend long stretches on the bench:
"Of course, the club hierarchy will decide which striker is worth considering, but clearly we aren't talking about a top international striker. Forwards of this caliber want to be on the pitch themselves during the season's decisive games."
The real question is: What’s up with Lewandowski’s new hairdo?