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Lewy: CR7 & Messi once-in-a-century talents

first_imgBayern München Lewandowski: Messi & Ronaldo once-in-a-century talents Joe Wright Last updated 1 year ago 18:03 12/1/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) cristiano ronaldo lionel messi - cropped Getty Images Bayern München Real Madrid Bayern München v Hannover 96 Athletic Club v Real Madrid Barcelona v Celta de Vigo Barcelona Primera División Bundesliga Robert Lewandowski Cristiano Ronaldo Lionel Messi The Poland international believes that he deserves to be compared alongside the Barcelona and Real Madrid superstars, despite praising them effusively Robert Lewandowski thinks the era of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo might not be seen again in 100 years – but also believes he could be better than both superstars!The Barcelona and Real Madrid stars are the only players to have won the Ballon d’Or since 2008 and are the two favourites to capture France Football’s illustrious individual prize in 2017.Record goalscorers for their respective clubs and in the Champions League, Messi and Ronaldo continue to set the benchmark in world football after a decade of exceptional consistency. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Lewandowski feels he deserves to be mentioned in the same breath as the duo but did admit it is a privilege to have played during their careers.Lewy 25/1 to be CL top scorerAsked to compare himself with the best forwards in the world, the Bayern Munich star told TV show Kuba Wojewodzki: “Why shouldn’t I put myself first?”He then added: “It might be every hundred years that two such good players play at the same time, so I’m happy to be playing in that same period.”A @lewy_official masterclass  pic.twitter.com/RvljTgDkX2— Bundesliga English (@Bundesliga_EN) November 30, 2017Lewandowski has won five Bundesliga titles and two DFB-Pokals with Borussia Dortmund and Bayern since moving to Germany from Lech Poznan in 2010.The 29-year-old has twice finished a season as the leading goalscorer in the top flight and was also prolific in World Cup qualifying, with 16 goals in Poland’s successful Group E campaign.Lewandowski, though, had to overcome some serious self-doubt about his abilities before going on to thrive in Germany.”When I left Poland, I had a lot of complexes – as every Polish man probably does – that I come from Poland and am worse than everyone else,” he said.”Why not me, why not someone from Poland, why should I feel worse than someone else if I can strive for the same things? My confidence has blossomed.”last_img

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