Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski has done a fantastic job this season, scoring 32 goals in 25 games. This number of goals means that only eight more goals are far from the historical record of the legendary Gerd Müller.
Asked by Sport Bild what it would mean to break the record,Lewandowski
"[But the target of] this unique club legend is far away, I don't want to worry too much.
"[If I get] one or two goals behind the 40 goals topic would be intense in my head.
"It would fill me with incredible pride. But Gerd Muller will always be Gerd Muller – [he is] unmatched.
"I might have a bit of mental stress: reaching this mark after almost 50 years would mean a lot to me."
Lewandowski has scored 32 goals in the Bundesliga this season, followed by
, who have scored 19 goals.
Today, Lewandowski is the man young attackers aspire to be like, but the 32-year-old Polish said
Alessandro Del Piero
were among those he tried to imitate.
When I was six years old, there was only one idol for me: Roberto Baggio,
" he added.
"Alessandro Del Piero later became my role model in football, and I admired him. However, I was not yet able to judge exactly what characterises his style of play, I was just too young for that.
"It later became Arsenal legend Thierry Henry. His movements, the runs in depth, the finishes – as a young footballer these were the qualities I wanted to have. I wanted to imitate everything Henry did."