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Robert Lewandowski still doesn’t want to think about Gerd Muller’s all-time Bundesliga scoring record

If there’s any man that can equal or better Muller’s 365 Bundesliga goals, it’s Lewy, but it will surely take time.

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Robert Lewandowski’s name is synonymous with scoring goals. The Bayern Munich ace is in the form of his life coming off of a season where he broke Gerd Muller’s long standing, single season Bundesliga scoring record by scoring 41 goals for Bayern in the league. Even more impressively, he tallied a total of 48 goals across all competitions, not to mention the 11 goals he’s scored for Poland between the beginning of 2020 and now. He’s picked up this season right where he left off last season, having already scored nine Bundesliga goals and five in the Champions League. He’s joint first in the Bundesliga alongside Erling Haaland and joint second in the Champions League alongside Mohamed Salah for the competition’s respective top scorers charts.

In a recent interview with Bundesliga.com, Lewandowski was asked whether or not he realistically has Gerd Muller’s all-time scoring record of 365 Bundesliga goals in his sights. He currently has 286 total Bundesliga goals between his time at both Bayern and Borussia Dortmund, having surpassed Klaus Fischer’s mark of 268 goals last season. Lewandowski currently has two years left of his current contract, but it remains unclear whether or not he will wind up signing a contract extension between now and the time it expires.

For now, Lewandowski said he’s focused on the task at hand and that’s he’s not specifically keeping track of how close he is to Muller’s all-time record. “I don’t know exactly how many goals I am from the record, but of course you’d need over 30 goals each season. I’m not thinking about it right now. That’s still a long way off. If I ever get closer, I can think more about it. But that’s still too early right now because the season only just started two months ago. This season will also be very long and you need to perform - not just every week but every three days with our workload and games. It doesn’t matter who you’re playing against or where. Then there’s the national team on top of that as well. So, it’s important for me that I maintain my scoring rate, but the way of playing and assists are also in there as well,” he explained.

There’s a stat that’s currently doing the rounds on social media that highlights the fact that Lewandowski has scored a total of 200 goals since the start of the 2017/2018 season. That’s 32 more goals than Lionel Messi and 49 more than Cristiano Ronaldo within that period. Granted the pair of superstars have had injury problems sporadically from then until now, but it still illustrates just how consistently prolific Lewandowski has been for Bayern in recent seasons.