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Matthaus: "Lewandowski better than Benzema, Suarez, Costa"

Pin The Bayern Munich player is a living legend. AFP
The Bayern Munich player is a living legend. AFP

Matthaus: "Lewandowski better than Benzema, Suarez, Costa"

The best out-and-out striker in the world? Karim Benzema? Luis Suarez? Diego Costa? Lothar Matthaus thinks it's Robert Lewandowski.

Former Bayern Munich defender Lothar Matthaus believes Robert Lewandowski is the best striker in the world and believes the Poland international is a more complete player than Barcelona's Luis Suarez.

Lewandowski has scored so far 25 goals in 31 appearances across all competitions.

Matthaus believes there is much more to Lewandowski's game than just goals, though, and feels that is where he holds the edge over the likes of Suarez, Karim Benzema and Diego Costa.

"For me, Lewandowski is the best number nine in the world," Matthaus wrote in his Sport Bild column.

"He is better than players such as Karim Benzema and Luis Suarez. Chelsea striker Diego Costa also scores a lot and is a great finisher.

"But Lewandowski plays a much bigger role in his side's game. He scores with his left foot, with his right foot, with his head, he provides assists and is great on the ball.

"Suarez is a pure finisher, but Lewandowski was born with a certain understanding of the game."

Melissa Rojas Tänzer

Melissa Rojas Tänzer

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