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Dayot Upamecano counts Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski and Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland among his toughest opponents

Dayot Upamecano has immense respect for Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski.


If there is one thing that Bayern Munich signee Dayot Upamecano will not miss when he joins the Bavarians in July it will be dueling with Robert Lewandowski.

Lewandowski is a handful for any defender, but according to Upamecano, the Polish Hitman always plays it clean, even when things get physical.

“My duels against Robert Lewandowski have always been characterized by respect and fairness,” said Upamecano to Sportbuzzer. “He has everything, can do everything, is strong and robust, he gives it and takes it, but is never unfair. There was never an elbow or anything like that.”

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Dayot Upamecano respects how Robert Lewandowski approaches the game.
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The only potential downside to his arrival in Munich will be that instead of facing Lewandowski two or three times per season, the 22-year-old will have to body up the Poland international on a daily basis on Säbener Straße.

Still, Upamecano knows the daily competition will only make him better — even if he does not have an inherent fear of any center-forward.

“I played against many good strikers. Lewandowski is really great, Erling Haaland is also extremely strong,” Upamecano said to kicker (as captured by @iMiaSanMia). “But there’s not really a particular player that gave me problems to the point I’d have sleepless nights the next time I face him.”

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