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Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski just wants to stay calm and focused as he nears record

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After picking up a hat trick against VfB Stuttgart, Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski stands just five goals from tying Gerd Müller’s record of 40 goals in a Bundesliga season.

Being so close to such a prestigious record is a bit nerve-racking for the Polish Hitman, right?

Maybe not.

“For sure, I wanted to score the goals, but I’m not thinking about this [Müller’s record], because I don’t want to put myself under a lot of pressure,” said Lewandowski in an interview with Bundesliga.com. “I just want to do my job.”

FC Bayern Muenchen v VfB Stuttgart - Bundesliga
Robert Lewandowski has been unreal for Bayern Munich this season.
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Well, Lewandowski’s job is to score goals and he is doing it at such a rate that is blowing out his competition. The next closest players to Lewandowski in Bundesliga are Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland and Eintracht Frankfurt’s Andre Silva at 21 goals. As far as the top five European leagues go, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo both have 23.

“I have to stay calm,” Lewandowski said. “We have a few games, we have also the Champions League. It’s playing every three days, it’s not easy and you have to stay on top form.”

For the season, Lewandowski has 42 goals and eight assists in 36 games across all competitions.