Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski has opened up on doing the ‘impossible’ by breaking Gerd Muller’s goal record in the Bundesliga.
Robert Lewandowski has admitted he thought no player ‘could come close’ to the legendary Gerd Muller’s 49-year-old Bundesliga record.
Despite missing five games, the prolific Pole defied the odds to break Muller’s record tally of 40 goals in 1971/72 by scoring 41 times to help steer Bayern Munich to a 31st Bundesliga title last season.
But while it was incredible achievement, Lewandowski insists records are not what drive him.
“I am not obsessed with records,” the striker told Canal+.
“When I take on new challenges, I try to do what no one has ever done. Because it pushes me to move forward,” he said.
“For me, if you do something you love, you can achieve goals you thought were impossible.
“To be honest, I thought no player could come close to that record. Especially since I didn’t play for several matches, I was injured for part of the season. And in reality, I don’t realize the magnitude of it. I don’t really feel it and maybe that’s a good thing.”
Robert Lewandowski had to wait until the 90th minute to break Gerd Muller's goal record, but he did it 👏
That celebration 😍 pic.twitter.com/8MV4M2RbQz
— Goal (@goal) May 24, 2021
Lewandowski also revealed he is ‘open-minded’ about his future, but he remains happy at Bayern.
“I remain open-minded. I feel very good at Bayern, the city is superb, it’s a great club,” the 32-year-old said.
“I am always curious to learn a new language, a new culture. But whether it will be in football or after my career, even I don’t know.”