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Hertha Berlin’s Krzysztof Piatek reveals he constantly keeps in touch with Polish compatriot Robert Lewandowski

Piatek has the luxury of communicating with Lewy on a daily basis.

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In the latest edition of SportBild (via Polsat Sport), Hertha Berlin’s Krzysztof Piatek revealed that he constantly stays in contact with Poland teammate and Bayern Munich talisman Robert Lewandowski. The two know each other quite well from their time playing together on the Polish national team and have become good friends along the way.

The pair of strikers now square off against one another at least twice per season in the Bundesliga, since Piatek moved from AC Milan to Hertha Berlin during the summer transfer window. Unfortunately for Piatek, Lewandowski will have the bragging rights during the next Poland camp, as Bayern has already beaten Die Alte Dame twice this season; 4-3 at the Allianz Arena and then 1-0 last week at a snow-covered Olympiastadion. Domestic league competition aside, Piatek said that he keeps in constant touch with his compatriot. “We often call and write to each other. During training camps, we talk about the situation in our clubs, about how we should move around the pitch, what is required of us. I learn a lot from him,” he said.

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As he’s seven years older than Piatek, Lewandowski has been playing for a while longer and is able to act as a mentor figure for Piatek, constantly helping him improve his craft. Piatek is exactly the type of number 9 striker as Lewandowski, but then again, not many strikers are anything like Bayern’s prolific goal scorer. “I can’t compare myself to him. Lewandowski has the same good right and left leg, he has a great head and is physically strong. At the moment he is the best striker in the world, one of the best in the history of the Bundesliga,” he explained. He’s currently on pace to break Gerd Müller’s single season record of 40 goals as he netted his 25th of the season in Bayern’s 3-3 draw against DSC Arminia Bielefeld this past Monday.

While he doesn’t dare compare himself to his prolific compatriot, Piatek said that his best form is still yet to come, and he’s confident he can find it with Hertha. “ I never said that I wanted to leave Berlin. I am in Herta and I give my best. I noticed that I was getting into my rhythm more and more. That is why I believe that we will soon see the real Krzysztof Piatek.” So far this season, he’s scored five times and assisted twice from twenty-one appearances in the Bundesliga, which is a tally he’ll certainly be looking to improve upon.

In just over a month’s time, Piatek will have the chance to rendezvous with Lewandowski again when they report for international duty. Poland are scheduled to begin their World Cup 2022 qualifying campaign with matches against Hungary, Andorra, and England on March 25th, 28th, and 31st, respectively.