Robert Lewandowski claimed to be a potential successor for Lionel Messi
One of the best Bayern Munich legends, Lotthar Matthaus heaps praises on Robert Lewandowski’s high performance. In fact, according to him, the Polish player is now on the same level as Lionel Messi.
Bayern Munich has indeed performed brilliantly this season, especially since Hansi Flick took over as manager. They managed to defend the German Bundesliga title.
Meanwhile, in the European Champions League, Die Roten looks more confident. Even along the way, they successfully beat every opponent from the group phase to the knockout phase.
Most recently Chelsea fell victim to Die Roten’s ferocity, where Hansi Flick’s team shaved Frank Lampard’s men in the last 16 of La Liga with a landslide 7-1 on aggregate.
Bayern’s ferocity this season is not only about Hansi Flick, but also about the brilliant performance of Robert Lewandowski. The Polish bomber this season has collected 53 goals in all competitions.
So far, there are 13 goals he successfully scored in the European Champions League, of course that number would still increase again.
In the quarter-finals which only consists of one leg, Bayern will face Barcelona. According to Matthaus, this is the moment where Lionel Messi meets his potential successor as the world’s best player, Robert Lewandowski.
“Messi faces his successor as the best player in the world: Robert Lewandowski. He is the best player, not just the best striker,” he told Bild.
With Lewandowski and a glance at the team’s performance against Chelsea in the two legs of the last 16, Matthaus believes Hansi Flick’s troops will be able to get rid of Barcelona.
According to him, the Catalan giants are now different from before, even though, there is still Messi in their squad, but one Argentine player is not enough to get the club through to the semifinals.
“Barca today are no longer the same as before. They have Messi, of course. Players seem always capable of genius. But he alone will not be enough against this Bayern. Barcelona does not scare me,” claims Matthaus.
Lionel Messi has scored just 31 goals this season, with 7 of them coming in the European Champions League.