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Lewandowski hails 'intelligent' Flick, sees himself playing football for 'many more years'

By Akhil Fisher

Lewandowski has established himself as one of Bundesliga’s greatest ever strikers, ever since first appearing on the German stage with Borussia Dortmund in 2010.

Robert Lewandowski.
Robert Lewandowski.Photo: Granada, CC-by-SA 4.0

He has scored a minimum of 40 goals per season across all competitions since the 2015/16 season, his second with Bayern Munich.

The 2019/20 season saw him knock in a formidable 55 strikes in 47 appearances for Bayern under ‘intelligent’ Hansi Flick, in one of the club’s most glittering eras.

Speaking to bundesliga.com in an exclusive interview, he said: "Flick is a man who wants to be always fair and always be clear with his mind. If he won so many titles, that means he is a great coach and he is because he knows exactly what the players need on & off the pitch.

He's a very intelligent guy, as a coach as well, and he understands that football players are also humans. He knows what to do to bring our best onto the pitch."

When asked about what motivates him regularly to excel his previous self, Lewandowski was rather humble in his comments.

He said: “I don't think that I know everything and I'm the best. I need to train, to practice to do something better, maybe. That's why I have the ambition to be on the top and better, even though I'm already 32, 33 this year, but age is only a number for me, I can play football for many, many years."

Julian Nagelsmann has been confirmed to take over charge next season. Lewandowski has been rumoured to move away from the Allianz Arena at the end of the season, but that talk is just that – rumours.

The Polish striker is one goal away from matching ‘Der Bomber’s 1972 Bundesliga record of 40 season goals – with two matchdays left to go.

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