The coach of the Bayern Munich, Julian Nagelsmann, considers that the Polish striker Robert Lewandowski deserves the Golden Ball and «they have to give it to him because in the last three years he has had more constancy than any other.»
«He deserves the Ballon d’Or and I think they have to give it to him because in the last three years he has had an incredible record higher than anyone else,» Nagelsmann said in an interview with the Munich daily «Abendzeitung».
Nagelsmann also believes that Lewandowski, who is 33, still has many years of football ahead of him. «He is extremely dynamic, he does not injure himself much, he trains intensively. I think he has a few years left at the highest level because he organizes his whole life for it,» explained Nagelsmann.
Lewandowski has a contract with Bayern until 2023 and contacts for renewal have not yet been initiated. At Bayern there is a custom of not renewing players who have passed the age of 30 for more than 1 year, and two legends of the recent history of the club such as Franck Ribéry and Arjen Robben were not spared.
In the previous season, Lewandowski scored 41 goals in the Bundesliga, which, in addition to winning the Golden Boot, surpassed a record held by Gerd Müller for five decades.