Lewandowski ignoring ‘rumours’ over his future
Robert Lewandowski says he is paying no attention to speculation over his future as he eyes more glory for Bayern Munich.
The Poland striker, who has scored 30 goals in 25 appearances in all competitions this season, is contracted to the Bundesliga champions until June 2023
Appearing at the Globe Soccer Awards in Dubai on Monday, Lewandowski stated that he will not be distracted by “rumours” that he could look to leave Bayern.
“In my football life, I have always done what I have chosen,” the 33-year-old said. “I can play for many more years.
“I haven’t thought about the future in a few years. Maybe I can do it but now everything is going well, I’m focused on the season, on the next games, on what I want this season.
“Every year there are rumours, for me it’s nothing new. I’m focused on the field, on training. It’s difficult, if you hear all these voices.
“The important thing is to be happy where you are.”
Lewandowski recently scored his 43rd league goal of 2021, beating the record set by the legendary Gerd Muller for most goals in the German top flight in a calendar year (42 goals in 1972).
However, the former Borussia Dortmund man was pipped to the main award in Dubai, just as he was when finishing runner-up to Lionel Messi in the voting for the Ballon d’Or last month.
The Globe Soccer men’s player of the year award for 2021 instead went to Messi’s Paris Saint-Germain team-mate Kylian Mbappe.
Lewandowski did win the fans’ player of the year award, as well as the Maradona award for the best goalscorer.