Not for the first time in his career, Robert Lewandowski has recently been linked with a potential move to Real Madrid. Earlier this season, the Bayern Munich ace called for his club to spend more money to acquire world class talents, which didn’t go over particularly well with Bayern’s front office.
Despite increased speculation of a potential move to the Spanish capital, Lewandowski affirms that he’s fully focused on Bayern Munich amidst their push to repeat their 2013 treble-winning triumph. Speaking to Kicker (via ESPN), the record-setting Polish international was quick to play down the Madrid links:
I’m not thinking about that at all at the moment. I’m a Bayern player and I want to give everything here. That is my priority. If I was to think about this Real speculation as a Bayern player, it would not be good for me because I would not be focused on my job here anymore.
On the pitch for Bayern this season, it’s been business as usual for Lewandowski, who currently sits atop the Bundesliga’s top goal-scorers’ list with an impressive tally of 20 goals from 22 appearances. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s winter transfer from league rivals Borussia Dortmund to Arsenal all but guarantees that Lewandowski will lift the prestigious kicker Torjägerkanone at the end of the season.
Additionally, Lewandowski has also scored three goals and provided an assist in both the Champions League and the DFB-Pokal from a total of 9 appearances between the two competitions.
Looking forward, Bayern’s number 9 is confident that his side can complete the treble. He is particularly excited about the knockout stages of the Champions League, knowing that there’s plenty of strong competition throughout Europe’s top leagues:
It wouldn’t be a shock if Bayern won the Champions League. But it could possibly become even more difficult in the future. We’ll have to see what happens in the other leagues. Big teams will always remain big teams. Manchester City are one of the top favourites—alongside Real, Barcelona and Bayern. Paris Saint-Germain is actually at the same level as well and we shall see if PSG can still come back from the 3-1 defeat in Madrid.