Robert Lewandowski: Winning The Best FIFA Men’s Player again 'means a lot' | OneFootball
Robert Lewandowski: Winning The Best FIFA Men’s Player again 'means a lot'
On Monday, Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski was awarded The Best FIFA Men’s Player for the second year in a row, matching Cristiano Ronaldo’s feat in 2016/17.
Following the presentation, Lewandowski reflected on winning yet another incredible individual accolade.
“That’s difficult to answer,” he told FIFA.com when asked which award meant more.” Both occasions were unbelievably good. The first time will always be the first time, but to win it for a second consecutive year means a lot to me.
“I think my performances in the last couple of years have developed in the right direction. I’m always delighted to win individual accolades because they’re also awards for my team.
“Anything I win, the team also wins, and that makes me very proud. So I’d like to thank all my team-mates because they make the difference.
“I’d also like to thank everybody who voted for me and the fans around the world. Everything we do is for the fans and so I also dedicate this prize to them.”
Lewandowski was tipped to win the award after breaking the late Gerd Müller’s Bundesliga scoring record, which unbelievably stood since 1972.
The 33-year-old is, incredibly, on pace to tie his own 41-goal Bundesliga haul this season and made sure to pay tribute to Müller for all of his support and inspiration.
“I’m very sorry that Gerd isn’t able to witness this today, but I’m sure he was watching from above. I’d never have thought it possible to break his incredible record.
“The moment when I scored the 41st goal in the last minute against Augsburg was like in a Hollywood movie.
“It means a great deal to me to measure myself against such a huge legend from world football, and without him, I wouldn’t have had that aim or motivation. So I’m very proud of the record.”
Lewandowski would need to score 19 goals in Bayern’s final 15 Bundesliga matches to beat his record once again.
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