Bayern Munich fans can look forward to seeing Robert Lewandowski in their club's colours for a long time to come. - © 2019 Getty Images
Bayern Munich fans can look forward to seeing Robert Lewandowski in their club's colours for a long time to come. - © 2019 Getty Images

Robert Lewandowski: "I can imagine a long future with Bayern Munich"


Robert Lewandowski says he can see himself being with Bayern Munich beyond the end of his current contract in 2021.

Lewandowski has been a central figure for Bayern ever since his arrival from Borussia Dortmund in 2014. He remains the Bundesliga champions' frontline forward, and told SPORT BILD he can see himself still wearing Bayern's famous red shirt for a long time yet.

"Let's see what happens. I still want to play football for a long time and I can imagine myself being with Bayern for a long time to come," Lewandowski said. "I have a lot of fun here, and my family feels good."

Watch: Lewandowski helps Bayern whip Wolfsburg. Again.

Already a three-time Torjägerkanone winner as the division's top scorer, Lewandowski currently leads the charts again on 17, two clear of Eintracht Frankfurt's Luka Jovic.

Four goals in his last two Bundesliga matches have helped him overtake Claudio Pizarro as the German top-tier's all-time foreign-born goalscorer, and overhaul Jovic, who scored five in a top-flight match earlier this season.

That saw him emulate the achievement of Lewandowski after coming off the bench on Matchday 6 of the 2015/16 campaign, when he scored what he says was the best of his 197 Bundesliga goals so far.

Robert Lewandowski has already claimed the Bundesliga top scorers' prize three times... is number four for this season? - 2018 Getty Images

"My mind immediately goes to the Wolfsburg game and the five goals in nine minutes," said the Poland international when asked to name his favourite top-flight strike.

"Everything went for me in that game. I couldn't have dreamed it any better. It took a long time for me to even understand what happened in that game. The fifth goal, which I scored with an acrobatic volley, was my best Bundesliga goal. That was the icing on an incredible game."

The ex-Lech Poznan striker's standing in the Bayern squad extends beyond his prowess in the penalty area.

'I'm a captain too, Robert': Thomas Müller is Bayern's second captain, Lewandowski is now third in the hierarchy. - imago images / Moritz Müller

Coach Niko Kovac acknowledged Lewandowski's influence in the dressing room when he made him the club's third captain behind Manuel Neuer and Thomas Müller in early 2019.

"The responsibility is bigger, because my coach and the club have given me this task," Lewandowski said.

"When you take on responsibility, you automatically get the feeling that you want to take care of the squad. I had that feeling when I wore the armband for the national team, and I had the same feeling here when I was made one of the captains."