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’33 years is only a number’ – Lewandowski set on prolonging career

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The reigning Best FIFA Men’s Player scored goals for fun last season and has continued his rich vein of form this term.

Robert Lewandowski is set on prolonging his career and insists he can continue playing at the top level for “at least four more years.”

At an age that allows the continuation or marks the start of a slip in standards for most players, Lewandowski is not showing any signs of slowing down.

The 33-year-old scored an extraordinary 41 goals in only 29 Bundesliga games in 2020-21, breaking Bayern Munich and Germany legend Gerd Muller’s almost half-a-century old record of most goals in a single German top-flight campaign.

Arguably the best player and undeniably the best striker in the world at present, he has taken his tally to 10 goals already after just six games this season.

“I’m in good shape physically and have the right mentality,” Lewandowski told Sport Bild before bagging a brace in Bayern’s 3-0 win over Barcelona.

“I can play for many more years, I’m sure at least four more years. And then I will see, maybe I can raise the bar even higher.

“This summer I had the best results in my career. If I was 27 a year ago, I am now either 25 or 26. My stats are better than ever. And it’s not just about fitness. After a four-week break, I had a better base before preparation than ever before.

“33 years is only a number and does not show how old I am really.”