Bayern Munich star Thomas Müller is the player most-associated with helping Robert Lewandowski get to Gerd Müller’s record.
Thomas Müller, however, did not give Lewandowski a conventional assist on the Polish Hitman’s record-tying goal. Müller did, however, have his ankle stepped on to draw the penalty.
Either way, Lewandowski stepped to the mark and tied the Bundesliga record with his 40th goal.
“To be honest, that’s difficult to classify because it’s almost normal for Lewy to score 30. He’s never made 40, that’s something very special,” Thomas Müller said (as captured by Tz). “I can’t even classify it all yet. But, without Gerd Müller’s goals, the club would not be where it is now. Without Gerd, the league would not exist in this form as it exists now.”
As much as Thomas Müller would like to see Lewandowski make history, the Raumdeuter also recognizes the massive impact that Gerd Müller made on the game and no doubt thinks both players can be appreciated for their respective greatness.
In true fashion, Thomas Müller ended up getting an assist on Leroy Sane’s goal in the 53rd minute.