Speaking to Polish television outlet TVN 24 (via Sport1) ahead of Poland’s Euro 2020 qualifier against Israel on Saturday, Bayern’s superhuman striker, Robert Lewandowski, said that he’s confident Hansi Flick is the right man to finish the season as Bayern manager:
I think that Hansi Flick is the right man; he has a chance to be our coach, at least until the end of the saeson.
He went on to say that his relationship with Flick is strong and that things have gone considerably well, especially considering the fact that Kovac’s departure came right in the middle of the hinrunde. The timing of Niko Kovac’s departure was “unfortunate, because we are in the middle of the season and not many coaches are on the market,” but Lewandowski indicated that the team already has a solid rapport with Flick that has translated into better results:
We have a good relationship with him. His tactical and footballing knowledge are at a high level. In a short time, he showed us what we could work on to play better and win.
The “best form of his life”
As far as his personal excursions this season, Lewandowski admitted that he feels he’s currently in the best form of his life despite pushing 31 years of age:
It’s true, I’m in the best form of my career. Age is only a number. I’m happy that I’m in good physical condition. I feel good also doing things other than scoring; I also support my teammates in the build-up.
Lewandowski’s achievements have earned him a nomination for the 2019 Ballon d’Or, although he said he’s not as much concerned with such personal awards as much as performances on the pitch for Bayern and Poland:
I’m very happy that I have been nominated for the Ballon d’Or. But I view the whole thing somewhat from a distance. My focus is on other things.
Also, congrats on becoming Bayern’s player of the month for October, Lewy! no surprises there:
Your October POTM?— FC Bayern US (@FCBayernUS) November 14, 2019