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Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski: “It’s important that we defend this position”

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Robert Lewandowski is not ready for Bayern Munich to cede its position at the top of world football’s food chain.

Al Ahly SC v FC Bayern Muenchen - FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2020 Photo by David Ramos - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images

There might not have been a player whose legacy was more vindicated than Robert Lewandowski when Bayern Munich won the Champions League last season.

The Polish star could finally check that milestone off of his bucket list and could officially enter the pantheon of global stars within the sport who were both supremely talented — and Champions League winners.

Al Ahly SC v FC Bayern Muenchen - FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2020
Robert Lewandowski wants to stay on top.
Photo by David Ramos - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images

Now, Lewandowski is not quite ready to relinquish that spot at the top and thinks that winning the Club World Cup would be the best possible way to finally cap-off the 2019/2020 season.

“The title would be the cherry on the cake,” Lewandowski said in a press conference earlier today (as captured by @FCBayernEN). “We have the chance to become the second team ever to win six titles in one year. When you are so close to winning a trophy, you have to give everything to make it happen.”

Lewandowski does want to simply stop with the Club World Cup, though. The 32-year-old wants to stay on top.

“We know that we’re currently on top, but it’s important that we defend this position. We have to be prepared to take the next step. Our motivation is always high.”