Robert Lewandowski: ‘Bayern Munich have a great chance of winning the Champions League’

Robert Lewandowski says the chance to make history with Bayern Munich has him and his team-mates chasing a 10th consecutive Bundesliga trophy and further UEFA Champions League success.

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No team in one of Europe’s top five leagues has ever managed to win 10 domestic titles on the spin, but Bayern are currently in pole position to become the first to do so.

Julian Nagelsmann’s men enter Matchday 25 eight points ahead of second-placed Borussia Dortmund; a position they hold thanks to the remarkable contributions of their Polish striker.

After scoring a record 41 goals in a season in 2020/21, Lewandowski has been relentless again this term.

The 33-year-old has been responsible for 28 Bundesliga goals in just 24 appearances, and he has revealed the chance to make even more history with the Bavarians continues to be his driving force.

Look: All of Lewandowski’s Bundesliga goals so far in 2021/22

“Winning our 10th league title in 10 years would be historic,” he said. Telefoot. “People in the future will say, ‘Wow, what team was that. Who was playing on that team?’. We are lucky to become the first team to win a major league 10 times in a row.”

Lewandowski won’t be satisfied with domestic glory alone, however, and has his eyes set on lifting the Champions League trophy for the second time.

Bayern still have a second leg of the round of 16 with Red Bull Salzburg, but Lewandowski is adamant that his side are the team with the biggest target on their backs.

“We are still among the favorites for the [UEFA Champions League] title,” he said. “If we stay fit, we’ll have a great chance of winning.”

Bayern last triumphed on the continent in 2020, reaching new heights with Hansi Flick’s hat-trick side setting the bar for Nagelsmann’s side to follow.

A leader in 2020, Lewandowski’s form in 2021 is near perfect as the Poland captain set a new top-flight German benchmark for most goals in a calendar year.

He was subsequently crowned FIFA Men’s Player of the Year 2021 and has already maintained that form in 2022. But there is no time for reflection and with another year in the bank, Lewandowski – who has yet to 18 months on his current Bayern contract – focus on those to come.

Fortunately, he promised us a lot more fun, with Lewandowski saying: “I want to play for many more years, at least five years!” If I start to decline in two years, I might think about retirement, but not yet.

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