Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge claims that Robert Lewandowski is “currently better than Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.”
‘Bayern Munich Striker Robert Lewandowski Is Better Than Lionel Messi And Cristiano Ronaldo’
Robert Lewandowski has been hailed as the best player in world football ahead of Barcelona captain Lionel Messi and Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.
That’s according to Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. Who has praised the 32-year-old Polish striker after another scintillating season with the German club.
Lewandowski has scored a staggering 47 times and picked up nine assists in 39 appearances across all competitions this season.
And the Bayern star’s sensational goalscoring exploits ensured that his side were crowned Bundesliga champions earlier this month.
Lewandowski, who is considered one of the best strikers in world football right now. Was the heavy favourite to win the Ballon d’Or in 2020.
However, the Poland captain’s hopes of landing France Football’s sought-after prize were dashed after the award was canceled due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
Rummenigge believes that the case for Lewandowski’s status as the best player in football right now is “clear” after he scooped the Best FIFA Men’s Player award.
The 65-year-old German told Wirtualna Polska: “He got the FIFA award for the best player in the world, so for me the case is clear.
“OK, great talents have emerged in world football, such as Kylian Mbappe. Nevertheless, Robert Lewandowski is currently the best footballer in the world.
“In my opinion, he is currently better than Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.”
Lewandowski could also surpass German legend Gerd Muller’s goalscoring record for a single season in the Bundesliga if he scores against Augsburg on Saturday.
Muller managed to hit the feat in the 1971-72 Bundesliga season. But Rummenigge has backed Lewandowski to break his record in Bayern’s final match of the season.
“I’ll tell you the truth. When Gerd Muller scored 40 goals in 1972, I was convinced that this feat would never be beaten,” Rummenigge said.
“I was absolutely sure of it and for many years I had not changed my mind because… I didn’t have to. But then Robert showed up and we’ve already seen something unique because even leveling Gerd’s record is incredible.