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I Want To Retire At 40 – Lewandowski

Robert Lewandowski

Bayern Munich striker, Robert Lewandowski admits he wants to play until he turns 40 after reaching his optimal level.

After  Lewandowski moved Bayern in 2014, he was already revered as one of the top strikers in European football. He has been able to enhance his reputation even further at Allianz Arena, scoring 246 goals in 289 appearances for the Bundesliga champions.

Fifty-five of those efforts came in 2019-20, as Bayern stormed to their first treble success in seven years under the stewardship of Hansi Flick.

Lewandowski secured the top goal scorer spot in the Bundesliga and in the Champions League, which the Bavarians won by defeating Paris Saint-Germain 1-0 in the final.

It has been suggested that the Poland international, who recently turned 32, will soon start winding his career down, but he still insists he has plenty to offer at the highest level.

When asked whether he will stay at Bayern beyond the expiration of his current contract in 2023, Lewandowski told Kicker:

“It will not be my last. Ending my career at FC Bayern is an option, of course, but I still have so many years to go.

“I don’t think about the end of my career. I don’t feel like 32. I feel better than when I was 26. I’ve worked very specifically in recent years to reach my optimal level.”

When asked how long he could play on for, Lewandowski responded:

“Maybe eight years.”

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