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Rummenigge: Lewandowski is better than Messi and Ronaldo

Sat 22 May 2021 | 13:46

The Polish star is on the verge of writing history by breaking Gerd Muller’s record for most goals scored in a single Bundesliga season.

Having scored 40 goals in 28 Bundesliga matches,

Robert Lewandowski

has enjoyed incredible form this season. However, the Polish striker has the chance to improve his overall performance by setting the record for most goals scored in a single Bundesliga season. Ahead of his side's last fixture of the campaign,

Karl-Heinz Rummenigge

says he is convinced that his side have the best player in the world among their ranks.

He told

Wirtualna Polska

:

"He got the FIFA award for the best player in the world, so for me the case is clear.

"OK, great talents have emerged in world football, such as Kylian Mbappe. Nevertheless, Robert Lewandowski is currently the best footballer in the world.

"In my opinion, he is currently better than Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi."

Lewandowski can break

Gerd Muller

’s record for most goals in a single Bundesliga campaign if he scores against

Augsburg

on Saturday.

Asked about the historic record, Rummenigge responded:

"I'll tell you the truth. When Gerd Muller scored 40 goals in 1972, I was convinced that this feat would never be beaten,

"I was absolutely sure of it and for many years I had not changed my mind because... I didn't have to. But then Robert showed up and we've already seen something unique, because even leveling Gerd's record is incredible.

"This is crazy! But I am convinced that Robert will score the goal number 41 on Saturday. His friends will surely help him, we will witness a historic event.

"I was lucky enough to play with Gerd Muller for five years. He was amazing. With zero chances, he could score two goals. He lived to score goals. Robert is different, he is more of a team player, more involved in the team's game than Gerd, who was the king of the penalty area.

"So, from a purely football point of view, Robert has more to offer, but both are great legends. And I am happy that I have established a good relationship with them."

Lewandowski moved to Bayern as a free agent in 2014. The Poland international has scored 293 goals in his 328 matches for the German giants.

"I remember seven years ago, we fought for him. Yes, it was a fight, a difficult fight, because there were many strong competitors, such as Real Madrid.

"Perhaps some, even Robert included, were not convinced that Bayern would win the Champions League, [and help him] be the world's best scorer.

"But I perfectly remember the scene after our last triumph in Lisbon. Robert was sitting on the pitch next to me. He even cried a little with emotion. And it was obvious, he told me how happy he was that he had made his big football dream come true with Bayern."


source: SportMob