Lewandowski: ‘ record five goals in nine minutes was extraordinary ‘

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Answered by VnExpress, in the online interview with the Dark Asian reporter 13/5, the Bavarian striker Bayern Munich-Robert Lewandowski said that the peak of his career was to record five goals in nine minutes against Wolfsburg in 2015.

Lewandowski scored five goals in nine minutes

Lewandowski’s five goals in nine minutes against Wolfsburg in 2015.

-How did you feel when the Bundesliga returned this weekend, in the context of the Covid-19 that hasn’t settled in Germany?

-As a player, we were all happy when the Bundesliga returned, as we were able to play the ball on the pitch. At the last battle before the break because of the epidemic, we felt comfortable playing. That feeling is very important to the players. Covid-19 affects the whole world. But over the past few weeks, Germany has begun to loosen the isolation. The situation has also been much improved.

We will be playing a few battles against the audience. The entire team must adapt to changes for the epidemic. Hopefully we can keep the form, played successfully in the Bundesliga and the Champions League.

-Who is the Bundesliga title competitor to Bayern this year?

-Dortmund and Leipzig are the two most dangerous teams with Bayern. They were just four or five points away, while the season left to nine rounds. Everything can happen. Leverkusen and Gladbach are also formidable. Let’s see how they will be performing. But surely, Bayern is always ready to challenge.

Lewandowski (right) is the third in the Bundesliga's best-in-game striker, with 227 goals scored. Picture: Bundesliga.com.

Lewandowski (right) is the third in the Bundesliga’s best-in-game striker, with 227 goals. Photo: Bundesliga.com.

-In the midst of the epidemic, Bayern officially appointed MANAGER Hans-Dieter Flick. Miroslav Klose also returned as an assistant to Flick. How do these two decisions affect the CLUB and you?

-Flick continues to lead Bayern as the gospel. For the past few months he has been working efficiently. I and Flick all have a common goal. We trust each other, so important. I know Klose and I believe he will help us much. New things always bring something special. I just hope to keep the position in the future.

-Post-football Covid-19 rules The players are not welcome to win together by hugging or beating their hands. What do you think about this rule?

-I have to say that I feel very weird if I do not celebrate with teammates. But we will have to get acquainted with the playing ball without an audience. The player must learn to control emotions. I can’t imagine if you scored that nature must be back, nor do you run to your teammates. We can’t be fun. But the most important remains to be back in competition. The moment of play is enough to be happy and we have to show all talent on the field. I still haven’t thought about how to make a goal to celebrate the goals. Maybe I’ll have to talk with teammates.

Lewandowski celebrates that Flick is officially appointed. Image: DPA.

Lewandowski celebrates that Flick is officially appointed. Photo: Dpa.

-What habits do you have before a big match?

-After years of war and accumulated experience, I formed many habits before each match. I started to shape in the beginning that the match was coming. In about five to ten minutes before the match, I was much more focused. I usually resolve not to lose, but sometimes also find new goals. Preparing for the match shows you’re ready for the field.

-The best moment for him was to set up a hat-trick in the German Cup final 2012, scoring four goals in the Champions League semifinals against Real Madrid a year later, or wanted five goals in nine minutes to Wolfsburg grid in 2015?

-It’s hard, because I’m going through many beautiful memories of my career. The most memorable moment was probably when I created a performance without precei. It is scored five goals in nine minutes. I never dared to dream of such a achievement. I think scoring five goals in nine minutes is impossible. That celebration will not only follow me to the end of my career, but perhaps to the end of life. Five goals in one game were great. Five goals in nine minutes are really extraordinary.

-How long do you want to compete? And How is your physical strength affected by quarantined?

-I always try to maintain my fitness at its best. But it’s impossible to know what the next year will be. Keep the fitness simple. We must be concerned about health at all times, whether during or after the training, during or after a match and at home. If I could keep the three or four-year style more well.

The last holiday we still had to practice by judgment. It’s going to be too miserable. Fortunately, I’m not the only one who must practice. We must always be ready to compete at any time. Practicing in isolation is not easy. I had to concentrate and keep the spirit comfortable.

-How do COACHES like Jurgen Klopp, Carlo Ancelotti or Pep Guardiola affect his career?

-I always wanted to be the best philosophy from these COACHES. I learned from them during training and competitions. I am happy to be working with these great COACHES.

Lewandowski's Scoring phases

* The special handling of Lewandoski.

-According to you, who is the best five striker in the world?

-Did you count me, right? The first was Karim Benzema, then to Timo Werner, Luis Suarez, Sergio Aguero and Kylian Mbappe. I don’t count Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in this group.

-What about Erling Haaland?

-I can’t say that before. Haaland has the potential to reach further, but I don’t want to have too much pressure on him.

-Do you think the next generation of the young striker has done what Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, or you did?

-I don’t know because it depends on the player. Football is always changing and the tactics are the same. The striker needs to be ready for every tactic, knowing the adapt to change. About 10 or 20 years ago, the striker was only responsible for scoring. Now the striker must know how to do more than one task, such as playing left wing, right wing or neutral stone and turning back to the bracket. I think the future striker will have to connect with the whole team more.

Xuan Binh

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