The 2020 FIFA Best Player of the Year winner has named his tip on which German player can follow in his footsteps.
Robert Lewandowski has backed Bayern Munich teammate Joshua Kimmich to one day win the FIFA Best Men’s Player of the Year.
The 25-year-old has become a pivotal member of the Bayern squad since his €8.5m arrival from Stuttgart in 2015, having already made 238 appearances. His versatility, intelligence, decisiveness, and consistency have made him stand out.
Kimmich’s former Bayern boss Pep Guardiola, Tottenham’s Jose Mourinho, and even Barcelona icon Xavi Hernandez have all spoken highly of the German in the past.
And now Lewandowski thinks Kimmich has what it takes to become the first German since Lothar Matthaus in 1991 to win a major individual honor by claiming the FIFA Best accolade.
“With regard to the young [German] players, definitely Joshua Kimmich. I trust ‘Jo’ to do so,” Lewandowski told Sport Bild.
“There are many talented young players in Germany. It’s entirely in their hands what they make of their talent – but I’m keeping my fingers crossed for them. It would be a great thing for Germany, too.”
Kimmich has made 16 appearances in all competitions this season, managing four goals and nine assists for Bayern.