Robert Lewandowski shoots Bayern from title to title, in the Bundesliga the club is unbeatable in the long haul. But the goalscorer wants to leave, better today than tomorrow. DFB manager Oliver Bierhoff hopes that the phase of total dominance could end with the departure of Poland.
DFB director Oliver Bierhoff sees a possible departure of striker Robert Lewandowski from Bundesliga club FC Bayern Munich as an opportunity for the league. "Perhaps his departure could also create more excitement and competition in the Bundesliga," said Bierhoff in an interview, "Spox" and "Goal" on Friday. "I think in the end even Bayern will be grateful when the competition gets closer to them and creates more excitement." Two-time world footballer Lewandowski is flirting with a move to FC Barcelona. His contract in Munich expires in the summer of 2023.
According to Bierhoff, Lewandowski's departure would "of course be a big loss for the Bundesliga and FC Bayern." The Pole had consistently won the top scorer cannon in the past five seasons. Lewandowski also surpassed Gerd Müller's legendary mark of 40 goals in the 1971/72 season with 41 goals in the 2020/2021 season. "He is an absolutely exceptional striker and one of the best attackers in the world," said Bierhoff. "It's impressive what he's achieved in recent years." Lewandowski scored 312 goals in the Bundesliga, only Gerd Müller (365) scored more.
The 54-year-old sees the league competition of the German record champions positively: "Borussia Dortmund acted very well with the commitments of Niklas Süle, Nico Schlotterbeck and Karim Adeyemi and sent the signal that BVB wants to attack again. Other teams such as Leipzig or Leverkusen will also upgrade, so next season can be exciting."