Robert Lewandowski has once more urged Bayern Munich to put money into the switch market to stay aggressive on the highest degree of the sport.
Lewandowski, presently on worldwide obligation with Poland, had demanded in September that the German champions signal extra world-class gamers so as to compete with the highest golf equipment in Europe, including that he believed cash and success at the moment are extra necessary than loyalty in soccer.
And the striker has now advised Reuters: “We should not delude ourselves. Every membership must get a high participant each two or three years to refresh the group, to carry some new blood, new high quality.”
Chasing a sixth consecutive Bundesliga title this season, Bayern have turned issues round below interim coach Jupp Heynckes following the sacking of Carlo Ancelotti within the aftermath of September’s Three-Zero Champions League defeat to Paris Saint-Germain.
Underneath the tutelage of Heynckes, who took cost for a fourth time final month, Bayern have moved 4 factors clear within the Bundesliga on the again of 4 straight league wins and have additionally progressed to the knockout phases of the Champions League for a 10th straight season following residence and away victories towards Celtic.
Bayern have additionally reached the spherical of 16 of the DFB Pokal with a penalty shootout win over RB Leipzig.
“At this level we actually have a superb group, however it’s recognized that gamers are getting older,” Lewandowski added.
“We’re succeeding [in replacing them] at this time as a result of we have now a younger Josh Kimmich, who is de facto good at his new place and reveals younger participant is usually a alternative for such an skilled and fantastic one as Philipp Lahm.”
Quizzed about his personal future, Lewandowski dominated out a transfer away, insisting his sole focus is on subsequent yr’s World Cup.
The Poland captain grew to become the primary participant ever to attain 16 targets in a European World Cup qualifying marketing campaign, ending because the continent’s high scorer.
“The event is so necessary that nobody will take into consideration altering membership in that point,” he mentioned.
In the meantime, Heynckes has praised the youthful era of German teaching expertise coming by way of on the high. Younger coaches comparable to Thomas Tuchel and Julian Nagelsmann have each been hotly tipped as potential successors to Heynckes at Bayern.
“I mentioned at my presentation as Bayern coach and I stand by this: one in every of these younger German trainers is predestined to teach Bayern,” Heynckes mentioned. “Younger coaches transfer with the instances and are an inspiration for the league.
“It is nice that new younger coaches are coming by way of on a regular basis. In Germany, we have now a substantial amount of younger extremely proficient coaches with a transparent idea and their very own philosophy. They’re revolutionary and work meticulously on the coaching pitch.”
Mark Lovell covers Bayern Munich for ESPN FC. Observe him on Twitter: @LovellLowdown.