When it came to real madrid, robert lewandowski was briefly taciturn.
"I really know the situation quite well. Every year there are these rumors," the polish international soccer player said in munich about the latest speculation from spain that the current top scorer in the bundesliga would be drawn to the royal club by the german series champions FC bayern munich.
On wednesday, the spanish sports newspaper "marca" had reported that lewandowski’s agent cezary kucharski, who is considered a good acquaintance of the real bosses, clarified his client’s interest in a move to the champions league winners. But the question is: is pole kucharski still lewandowski’s advisor?? "Yes, he still is," the latter replied – noticeably surprised by the question.
However, the recurring real issue, which lewandowski no longer wanted to comment on, is a thing of the future anyway. Winter transfer deadline expires at the end of january, the market won’t be open again until summer. And until then, lewandowski, who is tied to bayern on a long-term basis until 30. June 2021, has ambitious sporting objectives. "The team is number 1," he said of the league, cup and champions league titles they are aiming for.
As sure as the next championship title seems lewandowski the next win of the goalscoring cannon. With 18 goals, he leads the rankings after 21 bundesliga matches. And his only real rival, pierre-emerick aubameyang (13 goals), has just moved from dortmund to FC arsenal. "For three years i fought with auba. That little motivation is gone," he remarked regretfully.
Lewandowski is now leading a lonely fight against a goal mark he set himself. "You have to have a goal, and that’s at least 30 goals. I can probably have the 3 up front again," he said. As in the last two seasons, when he scored 30 goals in each of them. Most recently, however, aubameyang had one more goal – 31.
Goals, goals, goals – this is what drives a striker like lewandowski every day on the training pitch as well as in the stadiums. On saturday (18.30 p.M.) against FC schalke 04, the polish player also has the chance to equal a bundesliga record held by his current coach: jupp heynckes (72) scored for borussia monchengladbach in each of the first eleven home games of the 1972/73 season.
Lewandowski has so far succeeded in the first ten games of this season in the allianz arena. The attacker is attracted by the best brand, and he hopes that heynckes will also give it to him: "I hope that the coach will let me play against schalke from the beginning."
Finally, since the start of the second half of the season, sandro wagner has been another center forward in the bayern squad. Heynckes, who rates lewandowski "among the three best strikers in the world" and greatly appreciates his extreme willingness to perform, can now give his top goal scorer a break now and then. "I won’t have any problems with this situation," assured lewandowski. The break doesn’t have to be against schalke if he wants to set the jupp record.