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Lewandowski is a born winner, he would have won Ballon d’Or – Thiago

Sun 20 June 2021 | 4:17

Spain international Thiago Alcantara has praised ex-teammate, Lewandowski.

Thiago Alcantara

spent six brilliant seasons at

Bayern Munich


Robert Lewandowski

, winning six Bundesliga titles during his time at Allianz Arena, before moving to


last summer.

The 30-year-old midfielder has now praised his ex-Bayern teammate and Poland captain, saying Lewandowski was the rightful winner of the 2020 Ballon d’Or, which was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Lewandowski managed to set the record of 55 goals in 2019-20 and ended his campaign with a domestic and European treble with the Bavarians.

In an interview with

The Guardian’s Sid Lowe

, Thiago said:

“Lewandowski is a great player and if there had been a Ballon d’Or last year, he would have won it.

“It seems unfair the award could not be awarded online.

“His development is not only physical, it’s mental. He has scored more than 30 goals every year, but he continues to practice, perfect what he does well and work on what he does not.

“That is what he does. He is a born winner and a perfect professional.”

source: SportMob