Klaus Fischer had a tremendous 20-year career, which included stints at Schalke 04, FC Köln, TSV 1860 Munich, and VfL Bochum. With 268 career goals of his own, Fischer is an expert on finding the back of the net and thinks Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski is in a class all by himself these days.
Specifically, Fischer thinks Lewandowski is primed and ready to surpass Gerd Müller’s 40-goal single-season record.
“I am convinced that he will score 40 goals or even more if he remains injury-free,” Fischer said to Abendzeitung. “He still has ten games. I never thought that Gerd Müller’s record would actually be in danger. It really is unbelievable, a great performance by Lewandowski. He’ll do it.”
After his hat trick against Borussia Dortmund in Saturday’s Der Klassiker, Lewandowski now has 267 career Bundesliga goals. Fischer undoubtedly can see the end of his own standing as the Bundesliga’s second all-time leading scorer behind Müller’s 365 goals.
When Lewandowski surpasses Fischer, it should be interesting to see how close he can come to Der Bomber.