- Robert Lewandowski won five major titles last season with Bundesliga side Bayern Munich
- The 32-year-old striker has claimed that his numbers are also up there with that of Messi and Ronaldo
- Although he was denied the Ballon d’Or, Lewandowski was named FIFA’s The Best player of the season
Robert Lewandowski inspired Bayern Munich to the Champions League as well as the Bundesliga and went on to be named FIFA’s The Best player of the season.
The Polish striker won five major titles with his German League outfit during the 2019-2020 season and was tipped to win the Ballon d’Or.
He scored 55 goals and 10 assists in 47 appearances across all competitions - a feat that put him ahead of any other player in terms of individual awards.
He has suggested that his performances in recent years can be compared with that of legendary Lionel Messi and arch-rival Cristiano Ronaldo.
Messi and Ronaldo have dominated the football space for over a decade now, with both players splitting a staggering 11 Ballon d’Or titles between themselves, with the Argentine having six while the Portuguese has claimed five.
However, the Ballon d’Or was not issued in 2020 as organisers cited the pandemic for their reason for not holding the awards, which was widely speculated to be claimed by Lewandowski.
The Bayern Munich striker rubbished comparisons between himself and the two superstars, but hinted that his numbers are also up there. Lewandowski said, as cited in GOAL:
“Messi and Ronaldo have been sitting at the same table, at the top, for a very long time, and that's what makes them incomparable.
“So to answer your question, I can't imagine myself next to them in this point of view.
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“That said, if you take the numbers for this year and even previous ones, I think I'm pretty good in terms of performance and goals scored.
“Failing to be at the same table as Messi and Ronaldo, I think I can invite them to eat at mine!”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that five-time Ballon d'Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo was on target twice in Juventus' 4-0 win over Parma in the Italian League.
The 35-year-old took his tally for the 2020-21 season to 16 goals in 13 appearances across all competitions.
Most importantly, the five-time Champions League winner is barely four goals away from becoming the player with the most official goals in the history of football.
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