Karl-Heinz Rummenigge he never tires of repeating it. Robert Lewandowski is the best center forward in the world and so he put it to the test again with a double in the recent 3-0 victory at the Camp Nou. Of course, the Polish striker was not always happy in Munich and, back in 2018, he asked the Munich board to let Real Madrid go.
Three years later, the already former CEO agreed in an interview with the German newspaper Bild of the tug of war with Lewy that, as usual, Bayern won. “He is a goal scoring machine. He came to flirt with Real Madrid in his day. But we always told him: you can also win the Champions League with Bayern Munich “, were the words of Rummenigge, who knew how to convince the footballer to renew his contract with Bayern Munich and, finally, end up lifting his ear in 2020.
Regarding the possibility of Erling Haaland becoming his successor at the Allianz Arena one day, the now member of the UEFA Executive Committee added: “Lewandowski is the best center forward in the world, Haaland the second. I think Bayern must be interested in Robert staying beyond the end of his contract in 2023. Signing Haaland is a great investment. I don't think he's going to Liverpool. I know the owner very well and it is not that he is exactly known for opening the box so much. As for Haaland, he would not rule out Real Madrid. Maybe they do open the box a little more in the summer and possibly they can get hold of Haaland and Kylian Mbappé. “
Rummenigge also took the opportunity to surrender at the feet of Cristiano Ronaldo, of whom he wanted to remember an anecdote when he coincided with the Portuguese star during his time at Juve. ”It is a phenomenon! He is 36 years old and has been playing at the same level for 20 years.. The torso of his body is like that of Adonis. I remember a scene when I was in Turin. Suddenly, I saw him behind a door with his hands up. I asked him, 'What are you doing?' And he said: 'I'm practicing celebrating my next goal,' “concluded Rummenigge.