Munich (dpa) – Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski has stressed the importance of the FIFA Club World Cup and said he wants to write history with the club.
“We have the chance to win the sixth title. We know what that means, not just in the history of Bayern, but in the whole of football. We want to show that we are determined to win this competition,” he told a news conference on Tuesday.
Lewandowski scored a brace in the 2-0 win against Al Ahly of Egypt in the semi-final on Monday. He believes winning the title on Thursday, when Bayern face Tigres UANL of Mexico, “would be the cherry on the cake.”
“We have the chance to become the second team ever to win six titles in one year. When you are so close to winning a trophy, you have to give everything to make it happen,” the striker said.
Against Al Ahly, Lewandowski increased his goal tally to 29 in 27 competitive games. In the Bundesliga he has scored 24 goals in 27 matches so far and chases Gerd Mueller’s 40-goal record from the 1971-72 season.
“At the moment there are more important things than the record,” Lewandowski said.
He also said it was a “beautiful moment” to play in front of fans again. Around 12,000 spectators were allowed in the stadium to watch the semi-final match, while in Germany currently all games must be played behind closed doors.
“I honestly have to say, I almost forgot how it is to play in front of fans,” he said.