Robert Lewandowski insists the best is still to come from him despite having turned 31 this year.
|Robert Lewandowski.||Photo: Sven Mandel / CC-BY-SA-4.0|
Robert Lewandowski has arguably been better than ever this season, scoring 23 goals in 18 appearances for Bayern München so far.
The Polish international turned 31 this year, but feels the best is still to come from him.
Asked if he feels in the form of his life, Lewandowski told Sport Bild:
"Probably, yes. I have worked very hard for this form. At the moment, things are going perfectly, my body feels good. It's good to know that, but that doesn't mean I'm resting. I want to get even better. I'm able to play this well and score a lot of goals because of my body and attitude. That was my idea before the season: I still want to improve at a high level and try things I haven't done before.
"I know my body perfectly. I know when I can do more and when I have to slow down. My passport says, 'Robert Lewandowski, 31 years old'. But I don't feel like I'm 31. The best time of my career has only just begun and will hopefully last a few more years. The best is yet to come. And I'm not just saying that.
"All my life, I have been a late bloomer. I have always taken the steps in my development with some delay and was always two or three years behind. So the number 31 doesn't mean 31 to me," Lewandowski said.
Lewandowski joined Bayern from Borussia Dortmund in 2014. His contract with the German champions runs until 2023.