In an interview with ESPN FC, Bayern Munich’s striker, Robert Lewandowski proposed that his team would have won against Real Madrid to move to the UEFA Champions League semi-final if he would have been in his full form throughout the match.
BAYERN WOULD HAVE DESTROYED REAL
Bayern Munich lost their second match against Real Madrid in the Champions League. Lewandowski made a good start for his making netting the first goal of the match. However, the Polish forward had to leave his team with equal goals on the scoreboard.
The match took a new turn which no one would have ever imagined. Real got their three goals in extra halftime and put a stop to Munich’s journey in the Champions League. Moreover, Lewandowski believes the match could have a different result if he had been at full fitness.
Lewandowski told ESPN FC, “We played well throughout Carlo Ancelotti‘s first season and without my injury in the Champions League, we would have had a high chance of reaching the final. If I had been at 100 percent against Real Madrid, I think we could have advanced to the semi-final and then, who knows, we could have won the Champions League.”
BALLON D’OR AWARDS, NOT AN IMPORTANT THING
The 29-year-old striker is again shortlisted for the Ballon d’Or award but it seems like the individual award doesn’t give him any thrill. Asked whether the Ballon d’Or is vital for him, Lewandowski told ESPN FC, “The award isn’t important to me because success at Bayern is more important, especially in the Champions League. The Ballon d’Or is never my focus.”
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Last year Lewandowski came 16th and could not make it to the final shortlist for Ballon d’Or. While Cristiano Ronaldo won the award for the fourth time, Barcelona star player Lionel Messi got the second place and Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann got the third. Furthermore, Lewandowski called the award as ‘cabaret’.
Elaborating his point, the striker said, “I don’t know why some players are placed in 50th or 5th because it is only the first three places which are important and that’s why I was a little bit shocked last year.” He added further, “I was playing at a high level for Bayern Munich and scoring lots of goals in the Bundesliga and the Champions League but I don’t know what place I was so it was maybe a little funny.”
Nobody can know what could have been the outcome if Lewandowski had played the match to its fullest. Moreover, Real Madrid did show a wonderful game turning all odds against them. Furthermore, Lewandowski must look forward to what comes ahead in the future. Poland‘s qualification for the World Cup in Russia creates a new opportunity for the star to prove his worth.