Robert Lewandowski says he is only just entering his prime for Bayern Munich and is eyeing several more years at the top of the game. - © imago images/MIS
Robert Lewandowski says he is only just entering his prime for Bayern Munich and is eyeing several more years at the top of the game. - © imago images/MIS
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Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski: "My best is still to come"

Bundesliga defenders look away now: Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski says he is only just hitting his peak and anticipates playing at the highest level for a while yet.

The 31-year-old has been in jaw-dropping form this season, breaking all manner of records en route to scoring 16 goals in the first 11 league outings of 2019/20, and 23 in 18 in all competitions.

Even his fellow professionals are in awe of his displays, with Bayern teammate Serge Gnabry and RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner both leading the chorus of praise.

Watch: All of Lewandowski's goals so far in 2019/20

Yet Lewandowski is still hungry for more. "I've worked very hard to get into this form," he told Germany’s Sport Bild publication.

"Things are going perfectly right now and my body feels good. It's good to have that in the back of your mind, but it doesn’t mean that I’m going to stop there: I want to get even better.

"I know when I can do more and when I have to ease off a bit. My passport might say that I'm 31, but I don't feel my age. I'm only just coming into my prime and hopefully, it'll last few a few more years. The best is still to come."

Watch: A tactical look at the unplayable Lewandowski

Gulp. The Polish marksman’s next opportunity to continue his scoring run will come in Saturday’s visit to a Fortuna Düsseldorf side that has already conceded 19 goals this season. As Werner put it: "If he can score twice against Dortmund, who's he not going to score against?!"

Lewandowski is by no means the only standout Bundesliga performer this season and singled out a number of players when asked to name his best opponents: "Jadon Sancho has huge potential, but there are other players who have impressed me. Leipzig have two very good centre-backs in Dayot Upamecano and Ibrahima Konate. Werner’s got a great scoring record. Overall, the Bundesliga is very tight this year and it’s going to be a very interesting season."