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Robert Lewandowski says Bayern Munich needs to back him up ... with another striker

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Will that striker need a matching haircut as well?

MUNICH, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 15: Robert Lewandowski (R) of Bayern Munich celebrates after scoring his team's second goal together with Arturo Vidal during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 first leg match between FC Bayern Muenchen and Arsenal FC at Allianz Arena on February 15, 2017 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Marc Mueller/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Photo by Marc Mueller/Bongarts/Getty Images

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."

BFW covered some potential options to provide Lewandowski appropriate cover here. He also has been advocating Bayern spending more money overall to lure top international talent to the club.

The real question is: What’s up with Lewandowski’s new hairdo?

Sometimes you need to change something ‍♂

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