It’s arduous to seek out those that genuinely really feel Robert Lewandowksi shouldn’t have gained the Ballon d’Or this 12 months. France Soccer’s resolution to scrap the award altogether due to the truth that Ligue 1 wasn’t in a position to have a full, correct season as a result of coronavirus pandemic was met with lots of justified criticism. With the 12 months Lewandowski had, having the best scoring tallies of his profession, there’s no sane purpose he wouldn’t of gained it had it not been scrapped.
Even Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold mentioned Lewandowski not getting the distinction was “unjust” in his interview for Goal’s “Prime 50” record, during which he was #14. “That was in all probability a bit unjust. He was destined for that. I’m positive he’ll be disenchanted as a result of not many gamers on this period can say they’ve gained it aside from these two (referring to Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo),” the best again mentioned when requested how he felt about Lewandowski not successful the Ballon d’Or.
Nonetheless, although, Alexander-Arnold is aware of that the Polish ace is nicely conscious of the 12 months he’s had for himself, particularly after clinching one other historic treble with Bayern Munich and ending the Bundesliga, DFB-Pokal and UEFA Champions League as the highest scorer. “He is aware of what he’s achieved, wonderful issues, so many trophies. His numbers are scary. During the last 10 years, there’s solely actually been him and [Luis] Suarez, as strikers, who’ve come near [Messi and Ronaldo] when it comes to numbers, consistency. These two have set the boundary so excessive, scoring 60 a season, so for anybody to even come near these numbers is an achievement in itself,” the Liverpool defender mentioned.
Already this season, Lewandowski has discovered the again of the online 11 instances within the Bundesliga and twice within the Champions League, so he’s on tempo for one more prolific season. Gerd Müller’s file of 40 objectives in a single Bundesliga season has nonetheless evaded Lewandowski, but when there’s anybody that may equal or higher that mark, it’s the Polish talisman. Scoring 11 objectives from solely 7 match days within the league is a mark he met final season as nicely, however the one distinction this season is that he’s solely performed in 6 of these matches as a result of he was rested for Bayern’s 2-1 win over FC Köln.