The disrespect could scarcely be greater. Robert Lewandowski, known outside of Germany as a “pretty good” center-forward, roused the indignation of the Daily Mail by failing to name more than one Premier League striker in his personal top five:
Robert Lewandowski picks just ONE Premier League star in his five favourite strikers https://t.co/Lcgspqiicz— MailOnline Sport (@MailSport) May 15, 2020
The insult to the Best League in the World™ is palpable. Lewandowski picked only Manchester City star Sergio Aguero as the only Premier League player in his personal top five — and Aguero isn’t even British!
The other four on his list?
- Kylian Mbappé (PSG) — not a striker, not Harry Kane or even Aubameyang!
- Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) — already a centenarian, also not Harry Kane!
- Luis Suarez (Barcelona) — in decline, needs dentures, also not Harry Kane!
- Timo Werner (RB Leipzig) — haha, a striker from the Bundesliga? Phone me when he plays for Liverpool.
There you go. Robert Lewandowski may have a pretty good nose for goal, but he missed the mark when it comes to assessing the supreme talent of the Premier League. No Kane, no Auba, no Jamie Vardy or Roberto Firmino, or even Sebastian Haller, who became dramatically more talented after transferring from Eintracht Frankfurt to West Ham.
Maybe Mbappé can stay, but the rest of them? Nah, should be at least 4/5 from the Premier League. At least.