Spain international Thiago Alcantara has praised ex-teammate, Lewandowski.
spent six brilliant seasons at
, winning six Bundesliga titles during his time at Allianz Arena, before moving to
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 withThe 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.”