Bayern star Robert Lewandowski believes he can play top football for “at least four more years” after posting record numbers last season.
The Polish international is now 33 years old, but despite his advanced years, he managed to break Gerd Müller’s 49-year record with the last kick of the 2020/21 season and score an unbelievable 41 league goals for Die Roten in a single season achieve.
And before Bayern’s trip to Barcelona for the opening group game of the Champions League, Lewandowski told Sport Bild that he had the physique of a “25- or 26-year-old” and believed that he could play football for “at least four more years”. .
“I’m in good physical shape and have the right mentality. I can play for many more years, I’m sure at least another four years. And then I’ll see, maybe I can raise the bar even higher.”
“This summer I achieved the best results of my career. If I was 27 a year ago, I’m either 25 or 26. My stats are better than ever. And it’s not just about fitness having a better foundation and preparation than ever before. 33 is just a number and doesn’t show how old I really am. “
It is also not the first time that Lewandowski has made this statement. In 2019, the forward stated that he didn’t feel like he would be 31 years old and set a goal of playing for at least four more years.
“I want to play for at least another four years,” said Lewandowski. “I don’t feel like I’m turning 31.
“I’ll try to make the most of my time and that means keeping myself in the best possible shape.”
Lewandowski backed up his new claims with a brace against Barça in Bayern’s 3-0 win at Camp Nou and gave his team a perfect start in their quest to win the Champions League for the second time in three years.
The Polish superstar is starting the new season full of confidence, as he is the proud record holder for the most goals in a single Bundesliga season. He’s hoping to hit similar numbers this time around and he’s making good progress having scored six goals in just four league games.