Lewandowski not thinking about Ronaldo document as he eyes ´harmful´ Barcelona
Robert Lewandowski shut out ideas surrounding particular person information and glued his give attention to firing Bayern Munich previous Barcelona within the Champions League quarter-finals after notching one other brace in Saturday’s overcome Chelsea.
The Poland worldwide improved his season aim tally to 53 in all competitions as he scored twice and assisted one other two in a 4-1 victory on the Allianz Area that noticed Bayern advance from the final 16 as 7-1 mixture winners.
Lewandowski now has 13 objectives in seven Champions League appearances this time period, 4 behind the document Cristiano Ronaldo set for a single season in 2013-14.
However the prolific 31-year-old striker insisted he’s extra thinking about serving to his aspect progress from subsequent Friday’s single-leg quarter-final in Lisbon, the place Barca await following their 4-2 mixture win over Napoli.
“It’s not a goal for me,” Lewandowski advised Sky Germany when requested about Ronaldo’s document. “We’ve got one other knockout recreation to come back and need to play very well as a staff.
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“Crucial factor is to play nicely and attain the following spherical. We’ve got to indicate as a staff we’re higher [than Barcelona] with a purpose to attain the semi-finals.
“Barcelona are all the time harmful and play nice soccer. We’ve got to be at it from the primary minute and present our high quality. The higher staff will play within the subsequent spherical.”
Lewandowski performed a direct half in each aim for Bayern of their 7-1 mixture victory over Chelsea, having additionally scored one and arrange a pair for Serge Gnabry in February’s first leg at Stamford Bridge.
Head coach Hansi Flick was eager to reward his complete aspect and never simply in-form Lewandowski, who has netted extra instances in 2019-20 than another participant in Europe’s high 5 leagues.
“He scored twice, so it goes with out saying what he can do,” the Bayern boss stated. “That is what makes us stand out as a staff.
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“I used to be very happy with the 90 minutes from everybody. We needed to win the sport and choose up from the place we left off.
“Chelsea have an thrilling staff and an unbelievable quantity of pace. It will have been our fault if we allow them to into the sport, however the first 30 minutes from us have been nice.”
The one bitter be aware for Bayern was the sight of Jerome Boateng hobbling off with an obvious knee damage within the second half, however Flick was hopeful the centre-back could be match for subsequent week’s enormous showdown with Barca.
“I don’t suppose it’s so dangerous for Jerome,” he stated. “That’s the knowledge I acquired from the medical employees. [Benjamin] Pavard can be attempting every part to be prepared.
“We are going to put together for that recreation like another. We wish to present our strengths once more and should be 100 per cent targeted, not simply on Lionel Messi however each participant.”
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