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Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski talks importance of a strong mentality

Another “mentality monster” among us?

SpVgg Greuther Fuerth v FC Bayern Muenchen - Bundesliga Photo by Roland Krivec/DeFodi Images via Getty Images

As Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski navigated his career path, one thing that he always knew he would need to rely on — even in the toughest of times — was a strong mentality.

For the Polish Hitman, his mindset has played a key role in not letting the outside noise affect his play. Lewandowski also think everyone — in any walk of life — would do well to keep focused on the things they can control.

“I think it’s not just footballers but all sportspeople. When you’re at the top, you just have to be mentally strong. That’s to do with expectations, the pressure, the world we live in where it’s not just the good things you do but also the bad things that attract a lot of attention, including in the media,” Lewandowski told Bundesliga.com. “Then fans and people talk about a situation. When it’s a good situation, that’s always positive. But there are also bad situations or moments. And for sportspeople and footballers, it’s also important that you remain mentally strong. Regardless of what happens, you need to be able to shut out external things and still focus on your thing. Regardless of what happens, you always have to think positively and keep believing in your success.”

With that type of mindset, it is no shock that Lewandowski has been getting better and better with each passing season.