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Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski talks “what if” he was healthy against PSG

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Robert Lewandowski missed just 23 days after an injury suffered on international duty. That was long enough for Bayern Munich’s UCL season to collapse without their top goalscorer. Lewandowski now looks back on his absence with a classic “what if.”

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Robert Lewandowski was sidelined for three weeks, missing out on the decisive Champions League quarter-finals against Paris Saint-Germain.
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Robert Lewandowski’s impact for Bayern Munich could not be understated. He is currently the best striker in the world and is what makes this team’s offense work. This is why Lewandowski’s absence is something that couldn’t be ignored during this season’s quarterfinals against Paris Saint-Germain. Although the Polish striker missed just 23 days due to a stretched ligament suffered while on international duty, his loss was tremendous.

Lewandowski has now commented on his absence and looked back to say “what if.”

“It hurt me a lot that I wasn’t there in the decisive two, three weeks, in the most important games. I couldn’t help the team when it mattered. Whether we’d still have been in the CL if I were there against Paris? Who knows”, Lewandowski told Tobi Altschäffl of Sport Bild (as captured by @iMiaSanMia).

Without a doubt, Lewandowski was upset by being sidelined during these weeks. We all know the impact he can have on a game and knowing that the team was without some of their best players, you can’t look back at these matches without some pain:

Despite the end result, the forward remains proud of Bayern and believes the team fought hard and delivered some great games. When asked whether or not he believes it was a successful season, Lewandowski says that you can only evaluate at the end of the season. With Bayern Munich looking to secure their ninth consecutive Bundesliga title, it will be good for the team to celebrate their achievements this year. However, with the recent events that transpired in just a matter of weeks, it will be difficult to look back at this season without at least a bit of bitterness.