Robert Lewandwoski has enjoyed an excellent start to Bayern Munich’s 2019/2020 campaign. He’s already bagged 6 goals from 3 Bundesliga matches and is on course for collecting yet another Torjägerkanone at the end of the season. Despite starting the campaign with a disappointing 2-2 draw at home to Hertha Berlin, Bayern is in second place in the table ahead of their massive weekend clash against league leaders RB Leipzig. A win would see them claim the top spot.
In a recent interview with Sport1, the Polish ace spoke about his terrific form, future goal-scoring records, Niko Kovac and the rest of the squad, and the upcoming match against Leipzig. The team, he says, worked incredibly hard during their preseason preparations and it’s showing on the pitch:
We worked really well during the preseason. You can see the results in the way we’re playing soccer. The way we are building up our game and the actions we take on offense all look very good already. I benefit from that, too. Scoring goals is simply the best thing there is. I’ll play even better in the coming weeks.
Lewandowski has personally gotten off to a flying start in front of goal and leads the Bundesliga scoring table with 6 goals. His highest tally in any given Bundesliga season is 30 goals, which is still 10 shy of Gerd Muller’s scoring record in one seas,n; something Lewandowski feels is still beyond reach:
It’s still too soon for me to imagine that. I have scored just six goals so car. That’s still far too little. I also can’t say on the third matchday whether I’ll be the top goal-scorer.
Can he beat last season’s 22 goals?
Robert Lewandowski's 2️⃣2️⃣ steps to the Torjägerkanone pic.twitter.com/QIsXhrNQu3— Bundesliga English (@Bundesliga_EN) June 27, 2019
Lewandowski criticized Bayern’s lack of signing world class talents during the transfer windows on a handful of occasions. He urged the club to acquire some of the best players in the world in order to compete on the European stage. Leroy Sané’s ACL injury complicated this summer’s window to the point that Bayern had to change course quickly, bringing in Philippe Coutinho, Ivan Perisic, and Mickael Cuisance in addition to Fiete Arp, Lucas Hernandez, and Benjamin Pavard. Despite the change of plans, Lewandowski says he’s still pleased with the current composition of the squad:
Yes, I stated my opinion. What’s important, though, is the result that comes out in the end. The front office did a good job on the transfer market. We can be glad that we now have such strong newcomers on our team.
Additionally, Lewandowski said that Niko Kovac is always working to make him better by using different tactics, exercises, and drills. Above all, he says, the cohesion on the squad is there and he gets along well with Kovac:
I try to take away the best from every coach. I’m still always developing under Niko, too. We try new things in every preseason, have specific exercises in the training program for the offensive players. I’m happy about that and that is always good, but... somethings that we practice also take time, and you don’t see them right away. I hope that many good things emerge in the coming months. We get along well. That can only be positive.
With the massive clash against Leipzig coming up, Lewandowski admitted that he thinks Julian Nagelsmann’s side is definitely a title contender this season after getting off to a fantastic start (3 wins):
Yes! I think that Leipzig is a team that is in the conversation for the championship. They may have only played three games so far, but we have to keep an eye on Leipzig. You can see that they have already developed under their new coach [Julian Nagelsmann]. That won’t be an easy game for us.
Lastly, the Polish international looked forward to the eventual end of his career at Bayern. Both Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery received emotional farewells at the end of last season, which was a moving experience for Lewandowski and everyone else involved with the club. Like Robben and Ribery, he said, he hopes that he has a similar farewell when his time comes to leave Bayern Munich:
To receive such a farewell at this club is definitely a dream of mine. I’m not thinking about a farewell yet, though, but I have to say that I almost had tears in my eyes at the farewell for the two of them. I really noticed that. Experiencing that was not only a beautiful moment for Ribery and Robben, but also for us their teammates. Receiving such a beautiful farewell is something special.