Lewandowski backed for FIFA Finest award by Bayern boss Flick
Robert Lewandowski “really deserves” to be recognised because the world’s greatest participant in keeping with Bayern Munich head coach Hansi Flick.
Lewandowski has been nominated for The Finest FIFA Males’s Participant award, which will likely be awarded in Zurich on Thursday, alongside Barcelona celebrity Lionel Messi and Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo.
The 32-year-old Lewandowski scored twice to earn Bayern a 2-1 come-from-behind win in opposition to Wolfsburg on Wednesday to maintain the German champions one level behind Bundesliga leaders Bayer Leverkusen after 12 rounds.
Lewandowski additionally celebrated his 250th Bundesliga aim – from simply 332 video games – the Poland worldwide turning into solely the third participant in league historical past to achieve the milestone after Gerd Muller (365) and Klaus Fischer (268), although he’s the primary non-German to realize the feat.
After 11 league video games this season, Lewandowski has 15 objectives, following a marketing campaign the place the star striker fired Bayern to Champions League glory, along with a home treble of the Bundesliga, DFB-Pokal and DFL-Supercup.
Bayern team-mate Manuel Neuer – who celebrated his 2 hundredth league win for the membership from 261 appearances, beating Thomas Muller’s file – has been nominated for The Finest FIFA Males’s Goalkeeper award alongside Liverpool’s Alisson and Jan Oblak of Atletico Madrid, and Flick is adamant that each of his gamers have earned the best to say the prizes.
“Lewy is on one aspect crucial on the pitch, but additionally he’s within the internal circle of the squad,” Flick stated post-match.
“[He] is in fact an important participant who’s standpoint really counts.
“Due to this fact, we’re all wanting forward. In order that Manuel in addition to Lewy will win their awards. Each gamers really deserve it.”
Wolfsburg loved an 11 recreation unbeaten begin to the season…
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Flick additionally joined the corporate of Leeds United coach Marcelo Bielsa and Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp in being nominated for The Finest FIFA Males’s Coach award.
The 55-year-old admitted that his gamers needed to dig deep to recuperate from a fifth-minute set-back in opposition to Wolfsburg, as Maximilian Philipp volleyed the guests forward in opposition to the run of play on the Allianz Area.
Lewandowski headed in Kingsley Coman’s supply on the stroke of half-time to stage the scores, earlier than gathering Jerome Boateng’s go to lash in his second and full the turnaround 5 minutes after the restart.
Bayern – who’ve gained 12 factors from shedding positions this season, essentially the most within the Bundesliga this time period – journey to Leverkusen on Saturday in a battle to clinch high spot heading into the mid-season winter break and Flick praised his staff’s combating spirit forward of such a crunch conflict.
“We gained. We gained and that’s the most necessary half,” Flick added. “We fought ourselves again after conceding a aim.
“We fought again closely and set the equaliser earlier than the half-time which was crucial and gave a sign to the staff.
“Then we scored firstly of the second half the second aim, the place we had been taking part in very properly. We tried to face up in opposition to the loss. You may discover, that we actually needed this win in opposition to Wolfsburg.
“I instructed the staff, that generally you must struggle again correctly so as to get again right into a successful streak. Coming again to Leverkusen, we wish to finish this very profitable yr on a excessive word. If doable, with three factors.”
— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) December 16, 2020
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