Bayern Munich: Jerome Boateng heaps praise on Robert Lewandowski

Jerome Boateng impressed with FC Bayern Munich teammate Robert Lewandowski. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)
Jerome Boateng impressed with FC Bayern Munich teammate Robert Lewandowski. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images) /

Bayern Munich defender is impressed by Lewandowski’s exploits this season.

It has been a good start to the new season for Bayern Munich. The German Champions are hungry for more success after winning the treble last season. Die Roten wants to become the first team to win trebles in consecutive seasons.

Apart from a blip away at Hoffenheim, Bayern has won every game across all competitions. They have already won two trophies this season. A narrow win against Sevilla in August helped Die Roten to lift UEFA Supercup, while Borussia Dortmund was defeated at Allianz Arena in DFL Supercup.

Every player in the squad has contributed to the good start to the season. However, Robert Lewandowski deserves special mention due to another record-breaking start to the campaign. The Polish striker has scored ten goals in just five league games. He also has four assists to his name in the Bundesliga.

On Saturday, Lewandowski was in top form as he notched the second hattrick of the season. He scored a perfect hat-trick against Eintracht Frankfurt. Speaking to media last weekend (via AZ), Jerome Boateng labelled Lewandowski as the best striker in the world.

"“He has everything: left, right, header. We had problems against him back then when he was still playing for Dortmund, but now he’s on another level. That makes him the best striker in the world.”"

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Lewandowski enjoyed his best scoring campaign last year. He scored 55 goals across all competition for Die Roten and also managed to get ten assists to his name. In the Bundesliga, he won the Golden boot by scoring 34 goals. During a successful CL campaign, he found the back of the net 15 times. (Stats courtesy: Transfermarkt)

The Polish striker was also working hard for the team, contributing to the build-up of attacking moves. His work rate levels had gone up compared to previous seasons. Lewandowski also silenced his critics by scoring goals against top European clubs throughout the season. Apart from the CL final against Paris Saint-Germain, Lewandowski scored in every Champions League game last season.

Die Roten secured the future of Lewandowski at the start of last season. He was agitating for a move away from the club in 2018, but Bayern didn’t want to sell him to a European rival. Lewandowski was also happy to commit his future after feeling settled in Bavaria. The new contract allowed him to focus on the pitch and deliver for Die Roten.

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Lewandowski wants to play at the top level for a long time. He might have turned 32 in August, but there are no signs of age hampering his performances. Die Roten will be hoping that Lewandowski can help them to win CL for at least two more years.