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Bayern Munich great Philipp Lahm is amazed by Erling Haaland, but still appreciates Robert Lewandowski

Philipp Lahm knows it is an exciting time in the Bundesliga for scoring talent.

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Former Bayern Munich legend Philipp Lahm can take a look around the Bundesliga and see quite a bit of offensive talent, but none like the duo of Robert Lewandowski and Erling Haaland.

Lewandowski is on the verge of breaking Gerd Müller’s Bundesliga goal-scoring record, while Haaland has been electric since joining the league last season.

Lahm can see what a special talent Haaland is, even at this stage of his career.

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Philipp Lahm knows Erling Haaland and Robert Lewandowski are special talents.
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“I can’t imagine that because I never scored that many goals in 20 years! I can’t really answer that! At 20 years old he’s an exceptional player playing for one of the best clubs in Europe, definitely in the Bundesliga, to be gaining experience at his age but also holding his own, it’s sensational,” Lahm said to “There are a lot of doors open for him, he’s a dynamic player with excellent finishing. Where he will go? I don’t know, I also can’t judge whether now is the right time for him to move but we can all be sure that he’s got a great career ahead of him.”

As for the league’s standard-bearer, Lahm is not sure how Lewandowski can be any better than he already is.

“There’ll come a time when it’s difficult for him to improve anymore! He’s at an absolutely top level, it’s tough. When you look at his goal return, I don’t know how much more room for improvement he’s got, it’ll be difficult! His development in the last few years at Bayern and his steady improvement, also at Dortmund, at the beginning he didn’t always play, he had to break through there,” Lahm said. “Then he came to Bayern. The improvement that he managed… at the start he was a classic striker, he thought about himself a lot and thought about how he could establish himself. Now he’s really a team player, that’s clear when you see him play.”

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