Robert Lewandowski couldn’t really enjoy FC Bayern’s clear win over Hertha BSC. His colleagues in Munich and his coach have now revealed why.
The fact that Robert Lewandowski does not enter the top scorer list in a Bayern game is rather a rarity, especially when the German record champions celebrate another smashing victory. The Pole scored three goals in the 4-0 win over 1. FC Köln on the previous day, before that he also scored twice against Gladbach, Wolfsburg and in the 5-0 win over VfB Stuttgart.
But in the 4-1 win over Hertha BSC, despite good opportunities, Lewandowski was almost surprisingly without a goal of his own and without a template. Especially in the second half of the game, the Pole who is supposed to sport.de-Grade 3.5 for his performances, must have been pissed about, among other things, that he didn’t get enough passes. After the game he trudged disappointed into the dressing room.
Midfielder Joshua Kimmich, offensive partner Thomas Müller and coach Julian Nagelsmann tried to classify the circumstances.
Nagelsmann emphasized: This dissatisfaction “also distinguishes him. There are also characters who are very fed up and satisfied with what they have achieved in life. He’s not one of them. He has this ambition.” That’s why Lewandowski is “one of the best players and the best striker in the world every year – because he’s just the way he is,” emphasized the coach.
Kimmich: Lewandowski “reprimanded” in the dressing room
Kimmich reported on “DAZN” that he and his teammates joked about the scorer. “We were a bit angry with Lewy in the dressing room and we also reprimanded him a bit in the dressing room,” said the international with a wink and added: “No, if it’s 4-0 it’s ok, he has to don’t register. It’s good if he does the crucial thing again when it’s 1-0.”
Müller took the same line. “We’re happy that we can get through a game without Lewy,” said the attacking midfielder. “Of course that gives us hope. The importance of Lewy is undisputed.” Talking about the world footballer like that when he doesn’t score in a rare case is almost “satire,” Müller noted.
Nagelsmann, on the other hand, did not want to hear anything about the jokes in the dressing room. “Honestly, I can’t imagine it that way either, because Lewy is very ambitious and likes to score,” explained the 34-year-old.
Lewandowski has already scored 23 goals in 20 Bundesliga games this season. In the previous season, he had broken Gerd Müller’s goal record (40 goals) with 41 goals (in 29 games).