Lewandowski sees new hope for Bayern in the Bundesliga
He may only be Bayern Munich's third captain, but Robert Lewandowski is well on his way to becoming one of Bavarians most legendary players. The Polish star first joined from Borussia Dortmund in 2014, and has since gone to become an essential part of the squad, often voicing his opinions and concerns, most notably at the beginning of the transfer market when it seemed that the German champions were far from making any quality signings.
Now with Barcelona's Philippe Coutinho in their ranks on loan and a total of six fresh new signings, it looks like Kovac's team is set to chase their past glories in the Bundesliga and prove that the departures of stars such as Robben, Ribery and even James Rodriguez should not affect them.
Lewandowski, who turned 31 earlier this month, is contracted with the Allianz Arena club until 2021 but is set to sign a two-year contract extension.
The striker, who currently has 273 goals in the German top-flight, has set his sights on breaking more Bundesliga records and aims to play into his late thirties.
"From my point of view there are only details left to clarify [regarding a contract extension]," he said. Maybe I can even reach the 300-goal mark in the Bundesliga. I would like to play another five, six years at the top level."
Having drawn on the opening day with Hertha Berlin, Bayern then beat Schalke 3-0 and sit two points off top spot with Dortmund having won their two fixtures so far.
The Bavarians are next in action when they host Mainz on Saturday, while Dortmund travel to Union Berlin for matchday three. After looking how the sports betting world is looking at the Bundesliga, it can be confirmed that Robert Lewandowski has emerged as a heavy (-150) favorite to claim a fifth career goal-scoring title after his 2 goal performance in the opening day.
Meanwhile, the Polish star remains confident about his team's performance for the season, as he stated recently after their performance against Schalke: "Dortmund did a lot [in the summer window], they have a big squad. But in the end it's not about quantity, but about quality," he told Sports Bild. "And from that point of view it's clear to me that we have the players of higher quality."
The Poland international has been impressed with what he's seen of Coutinho so far following his summer switch from Barca and thinks his arrival makes Bayern more "unpredictable".