Robert Lewandowski is assured of being named FIFA’s best male footballer on Thursday on the vitality of his 55-purpose haul to help Bayern Munich win the treble remaining season. The Poland striker, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are shortlisted inside the males’s class for FIFA’s ‘The Best’ awards.
“We were the best, there’s no doubt about that,” Lewandowski talked about on Wednesday ahead of the net ceremony at FIFA headquarters in Zurich.
After a season “when you’ve scored a lot of goals and won everything, I don’t think there’s anyone I can compare myself to,” the 32-yr-outdated added confidently.
His goals helped Bayern elevate the Bundesliga, German Cup and Champions League trophies in 2019/20 as prime-scorer in all three competitions.
Lewandowski has already been named the footballer of the yr for Germany and Europe.
Croatia’s Luka Modric, voted ‘The Best’ FIFA males’s footballer in 2018, is the one participant to have broken Ronaldo and Messi’s domination since 2008.
Ronaldo has been voted participant of the yr 5 situations, one decrease than Messi.
Can the Poland striker – who crew-mate Thomas Mueller has dubbed ‘LewanGOALski’ – break the mould?
“There’s no one who deserves it as much as Robert,” talked about Bayern boss Hansi Flick, who’s shortlisted for coach of the yr alongside Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp and Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa.
Bayern captain Manuel Neuer – who along with Jan Oblak and Alisson Becker is up for the right male goalkeeper award – says Lewandowski is “unique”.
“I’m really happy to have him in my team – and not to have to play against him,” Neuer quipped.
The quite a few class winners shall be decided by the votes of the captains and head coaches of the entire nationwide teams, plus better than 200 media representatives, whereas followers might vote.
England’s Lucy Bronze, Pernille Harder of Chelsea and French defender Wendie Renard are inside the working for the women’s award.
However, Bayern avid gamers are solely too aware of the hazards of getting their hopes up.
Former Munich winger Franck Ribery was crestfallen in 2013 – when Bayern moreover obtained the treble – to have been voted third behind Ronaldo and Messi.
A yr later, Neuer wanted to just accept third behind the superstars no matter wonderful reveals to help Germany win the 2014 World Cup.
Lewandowski scored in Bayern’s 8-2 thrashing of Barcelona inside the quarter-finals of the Champions League in August with Messi on the dropping crew.
A footballer from a Bundesliga membership has in no way been voted as a result of the world’s best participant.
Lothar Matthaeus, the one German voted FIFA world participant of the yr, was at Inter Milan when he achieved the feat in 1991.
Lewandowski wouldn’t be surprised if Messi wins it as soon as extra on Thursday, together with: “we’ll have to wait 100 years until someone like him is born again”.
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