Given a fantastic start to the season, Robert Lewandowski has rejected comparisons made to Messi and Ronaldo in saying that he is his own player.
In preferring to discuss his role on the pitch, he added, “Often I am searching for space for 80 minutes. In the 81st the situation comes: I have space and can score the goal. Or I distract two defenders and create space for my colleagues. This is football, this is a team sport. We work together well, so it is easy for me.”
Just in the Bundesliga, he has scored 12 goals from either appearances while six for his country and thrice in the Champions League for Bayern Munich.
It was only the game against Werder Bremen that saw him fail to strike after an amazing run of 15 goals in just six games since mid-September.
The last time Lewandowski made such an impact was when playing for Borussia Dortmund in the 2012/13 season. He scored 36 goals in 49 appearances. What’s obvious is that if he continues to score at this rate, he will easily surpass his personal best this season.
Given his performances so far, people are talking about him winning a Golden Shoe that only Messi, Ronaldo and Suarez has won since 2009.
As for his comparisons with Messi and Ronaldo, he remarked, “They are different players, in different positions. Cristiano plays offensively on the left side, Messi centrally. I play up front.”