FC Bayern star Robert Lewandowski says he doesn't feel his age after being named Germany's Footballer of the Year for the first time.
|Robert Lewandowski.||Photo: Sven Mandel / CC-BY-SA-4.0|
Robert Lewandowski turned 32 years old earlier this month, but the Bayern München star insists he doesn't feel his age.
Speaking in an interview with Kicker after an extraordinary 2019/20 season, which saw him score 55 goals in 47 appearances, the Polish international says he is playing his best ever football.
"I don't feel like I'm 32. I feel better than I did at 26, not just body wise, but also in terms of my football and technical ability. I've been working very hard over the past few years to reach my optimal level. I'm very happy that I have managed to do this and that I can play football at the highest level for even longer. I'm doing everything I can to stay at this level for a few more years," Lewandowski said.
The 32-year-old still has three years left on his contract with Bayern and is confident he will keep playing beyond 2023.
"My current contract is not my last. I want to play even longer. I want to achieve even more. My teammates in Munich feel the same way," Lewandowski said and added:
"Ending my career at FC Bayern is an option, of course. But I still have so many years left in me. I don't think about the end of my career."
On Sunday, it was announced that Lewandowski has won Kicker's German Footballer of the Year award for the first time after receiving 276 out of 525 votes cast by journalists.
"I'm very proud of it. All the more so because the expectations placed in me are getting higher and higher, and I try to exceed them every year," Lewandowski said when asked about the prize.
"It's considered normal that I score 25 goals in the Bundesliga per season. I have worked hard on my performances to help the team, which has played superbly, both nationally and internationally."