Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski reveals the names of his childhood role models who played in Serie A, Roberto Baggio and Alessandro Del Piero.
He will faceLazio
tonight in the Champions League Round of 16, having won the first leg 4-1.
Speaking in an interview with German media outletSportBild
today, the 32-year-old Polish striker talked about his idols growing up.
“I remember when I was six years old and there was only one idol for me: Roberto Baggio,”
“After that, Alessandro Del Piero became my hero, I really admired him. Having said that, I was too young then to really understand his characteristics or style of play.
“As time went on, I was struck by the Arsenal legend, Thierry Henry. His movements, his runs into space, the goals and victories: those were the qualities I wanted to have. I wanted to imitate him in everything.”
was also asked to give his opinion on the best player of all time.
“You cannot just pick one player, because players shape different eras. In the last 10-15 years, they were Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Ronaldinho. Before them, there was Ronaldo.
“There are always extraordinary talents who exude that joy of playing football. Champions are those players who make even the most difficult things look simple.”