Bayern Munich coach Julian Naglasman has backed Polish hunter Robert Lewandowski to win this year’s Ballon d’Or as Bundesliga leaders prepare for a top-of-the-table clash with Beer Leverkusen on Saturday.
“Robert deserves to win, because I think he has been incredibly more consistent than any other player,” his star striker Naglas Mann said in an interview with the Munich Paper Abendingzit.
Lewandowski, who has been nominated for prestigious annual awards such as Hurricane Kane, Leonardo Bonucci and Lionel Messi, hopes to win his first Ballon d’Or next month after winning the FIFA Rival Award for Men’s Player of the Year in 2020. have been.
The 33-year-old is in the barren crowd by his own high standards as Byron seeks to defend the top spot against Leverkusen after failing to score in the Bundesliga for the first time since 2019.
Byron is also trying to bounce back to his best form, while Leverkusen were allowed to draw points with him in second place before the international break.
Lewandowski is in form in this fixture, however, a late injury-time winner in Leverkusen last December removed the then-league leaders from the top position with a goal.
With seven goals already this season, the Polish star is currently the joint leader in the Bundesliga scoring charts with Borussia Dortmund’s famous Earling Holland, and is slightly ahead of Leverkusen’s Patrick Sick.
Naglasman backed his experienced goal scorer to remain the top dog in the German top flight for years to come.
“He is very active, he is not injured and he can train a lot,” the Bayern coach told Abend Zeitung.
His comments came as Bayern president Herbert Heiner denied rumors that the champion Dortmund star was considering bidding for the Netherlands.
The Norwegian striker, who has also been nominated for the Ballon d’Or, is hoping to return to action against Mainz on Saturday after missing Dortmund’s last two league games with a thigh complaint.