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Robert Lewandowski credits Thomas Müller for Bayern’s offensive upswing

Having Thomas Müller playing alongside him in the penalty area has helped Lewandowski find the space he needed to score.

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Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski has been one of the most productive players in Europe this season. With 19 goals in 20 games across all competitions this season, the Polish international recognizes that he has had a lot of help along the way, especially from Thomas Müller.

Lewandowski noted to SportBild that Bayern has discussed the subject of “occupying the penalty area” internally. He feels confident with Müller playing behind him as the team has tried to implement the aforementioned tactics.

This is now implemented better — also thanks to Thomas. We’re now creating more chances than we did from the 5th to the 10th matchday. It’s better when I can play with someone else at center forward. It’s easier with Thomas next to me. He helps me out a lot; we complement each other very well.

The relationship between Lewandowski and Müller has been one of the more prolific in club history. As both players are showing their quality of late, it could be another torrid stretch for the dynamic duo should the pairing stay together.

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