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With Gerd Müller’s record in sight, Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski could make history

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With Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski on pace to to break Gerd Müller’s record, not everyone wants to see the Polish Hitman on the pitch as much as he has been.

FC Bayern Munich - FSV Mainz 05 Photo by Sven Hoppe/picture alliance via Getty Images

Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski is racking up goals at a blistering pace. With 19 goals in 13 Bundesliga games, Lewandowski is on pace to not just challenge Gerd Müller’s record of 40 goals, but blow right by it.

Even with such a grand achievement within reach, Bayern Munich sporting director Hasan “Brazzo” Salihamidzic is not as concerned with the record as much as keeping the Polish Hitman healthy.

FC Bayern Munich - FSV Mainz 05
With two goals against Mainz 05, Robert Lewandowski is on pace for a record-breaking season.
Photo by Sven Hoppe/picture alliance via Getty Images

“I don’t need him on the pitch in the 90th minute. He has to stay healthy, that’s the most important thing,” said Salihamidzic to Abendzeitung. “I really don’t care about the record. Of course, I would allow him to do it, I trust Lewa to do everything. But that’s not what I absolutely need. I need Lewa on the pitch.”

Others, however, are eager to see Lewandowski make a strong run at Müller’s sensational record from the 1971/1972 season.

”I am convinced that Robert Lewandowski will break Gerd Müller’s record with this team,” said German legend turned pundit Lothar Matthäus to Abendzeitung.

Hansi Flick is caught directly in the middle of this ongoing matter. As the man who directly controls Lewandowski’s field time, Flick will likely play a role in how things go in the coming months.

“He doesn’t sit back, he wants more,” said Flick. “Robert has 19 goals, but he also knows it’s a long way off.”

No doubt, the season can take many twists and turns. As of now, though, Lewandowski is peaking interest in a record that some have thought to be out of reach in today’s Bundesliga.