Trainer Hansi Flick would not be surprised if Robert Lewandowski wins the Golden Ball this year. The Bayern Munich striker made his 51st goal of the season on Saturday-evening in the cup final against Bayer Leverkusen (4-2 win).
"If I look purely at goals, you can see that he has made 34 hits in the Bundesliga this season. That makes me a good option for the title of World Footballer of the Year," said Flick in Berlin after the final of the DFB-Pokal.
"Why wouldn't a Bundesliga player have a chance at that prize? With his great game this season, Lewandowski fulfills all the conditions, so I would give him that prize."
The 31-year-old Lewandowski has been worth gold for Bayern with his goals for years, but the Polish striker is more productive this season than ever. In 43 official games, he scored no less than 51 times, including 11 times in the Champions League.
Robert Lewandowski scored twice against Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday. (Photo: Pro Shots)
'Sensational how we have been playing in recent weeks'
Against Leverkusen, Lewandowski once again showed his value for Bayern by making the 3-0 and 4-1 at the Olympiastadium, securing 'Der Rekordmeister' for the twentieth time in club history.
Flick, who already led his team to the league title two weeks ago, thinks Bayern deserves a lot of praise. "The way the team has played in recent weeks is really sensational. The attitude is fantastic. It is great to see that the players believe in their own qualities."
The season could be even more beautiful for Bayern, because the formation of Flick still has a chance to win the Champions League. The Germans will play the return against Chelsea in the eighth finals on August 7.
Bayern already won the first match at Stamford Bridge 3-0. The ball of millions will be decided from the quarterfinals with a tournament that will be held in Lisbon from 12 to 23 August.