Munich – Robert Lewandowski has not forgotten the services of Pep Guardiola to him. It was the Spanish coach who galvanized Lewandowski into a smart and deadly striker.
No one doubts Lewandowski’s sharpness in front of the opponent’s goal. The Bayern Munich striker has scored 307 goals in 339 appearances for Die Roten in all competitions.
Last season alone, Lewandowski scored 41 goals in the German League . The Polish striker broke the record of the late Gerd Mueller who scored 40 goals in a season in 1971/1972.
The smoothness of Robert Lewandowski’s goal account was not only obtained thanks to his sharpness in front of goal. The former Borussia Dortmund is also good at moving to find free space that can be used as a goal.
Well, this unique skill was apparently learned by Lewandowski while being coached by the former Bayern Munich coach , Pep Guardiola . The Manchester City manager was the one who brought Lewandowski to the Allianz Arena from Dortmund in 2014.
“He taught me to see football from another point of view. Understanding football from movements, strategies, how to play football based on tactics,” Lewandowski told Marca .
“After playing with Guardiola, I saw football in a different way. I could see football from the outside, from another point of view.”
“I can tell who was wrong, who did it better and how you can be one step ahead against the opponent. I spoke to him and he explained a lot to me the tactical part.”
“He said: I can’t help you become a better striker, because you’ve been very good, but I can help the team send the ball into the free area and there you already know what to do and how to finish it,” said Robert. Lewandowski on Pep Guardiola .