Robert Lewandowski has hinted that he could end his career at Bayern Munich as Bundesliga leaders prepare for the down-to-earth Greuther Fourth for Friday’s match.
Lewandowski won Europe’s “Golden Show” as the top scorer in European football on Tuesday when he scored a Bundesliga record 41 goals in 29 games last season.
The Polish forward is already the joint top scorer in the German league this season, with seven goals in five league games against Dortmund’s star striker Erling Braut Holland.
Lewandowski, 33, has a contract with Bayern until June 2023, and despite having been linked with a move to Real Madrid in the past, he told reporters he did not need to prove himself in any other league.
He added: “I can compete better than other leagues in the Champions League. I’m 100 per cent focused on Bayern Munich – I don’t think about anything else, but my team.”
Lewandowski caused a stir when he brought his newly-won Golden Show award for training on Wednesday and his Bayern teammates lined up for pictures with the trophy.
The Bavarian giants took the top spot in the Bundesliga last weekend, beating Bochum 7-0.
Bayern have scored 38 goals in all competitions in their first eight games this season and more goals are expected at the Fourth on Friday.
Since winning the promotion last season, Fourth has taken one point from a home draw against Baileyfield in his first five Bundesliga games.
Defending champions Bayern start out as clear favorites, but await the fitness of Sergei Gunabri, who is absent with the flu on Wednesday, as midfielder Jamal Masiala and reserve goalkeeper Swain Alrich were attacked, who collided in training. Then lift the ankle and knee injuries, respectively. Start of the week
Lewandowski was not the only Byron star to win the award this week as club captain Manuel Neuer was awarded the Bavarian Order of Merit on Wednesday for his services to the southern German state.
During the ceremony, Neuer said his goal was to win the World Cup again and repeat Germany’s 2014 victory in Brazil. “That’s the decent thing to do, and it should end there.”