“You know, for me the motivation isn’t to be the best or be one of the best for five minutes. I know what it means to be on the top but to stay on the top. I’m ready for this, for years I’ve tried to be on the top, not only for one season, and I know that to be on the top for a long time, you need to work hard,” said Lewandowski. “I want to show that it’s not about what happens in one year, no matter how many titles you have won, you can still win more. It’s my ambition, I’m a guy who doesn’t think about the past, I’m thinking about the future, what can happen, what more can I do, what can I do better. And I want to keep learning, this is still on my mind.”
Lewandowski, who is on the verge of at least matching Gerd Müller’s Bundesliga goal scoring record, knows that wanting to constantly learn and grow as a player is a big factor in why his game has been able to evolve.
“I don’t think that I know everything and I’m the best. I need to train, to practice to do something better, maybe,” Lewandowski said. “That’s why I have the ambition to be on the top and better, even though I’m already 32, 33 this year, but age is only a number for me, I can play football for many, many years.”
As for what is next and how he will continue to stay motivated, Lewandowski just wants more titles.
“Playing for Bayern Munich is always the same thing, every year, you need to be the best, whether it’s Bundesliga, cup or Champions League and I have to say that I like to be on the top and the player with a lot of expectation on him because I am not afraid of this, I like this,” Lewandowski said. “Sure, sometimes the expectations are too huge but I am not afraid of this and I think that everyone who plays for Bayern Munich knows that to be good is not enough, you have to be very good.”