Bayern Munich superstar, Robert Lewandowski has opened up on the debate on which player is the greatest of all-time, revealing that he admires a long list of players both past and present but cannot choose one single star as the standout.
Lewandowski has over the years established himself as arguably the best striker in the world courtesy of his performances for Bayern, with the Poland skipper stating that the likes of legends Roberto Baggio, Alessandro Del Piero and Thierry Henry were his idols growing up.
“There isn't a single player who can be singled out. Players shape epochs. It used to be you. The last 10, 15 years Messi, Ronaldo, Ronaldinho. Previously, the Brazilian striker Ronaldo. There are always extraordinary talents, appearances that simply convey fun in football. World stars manage to make difficult things appear easy and simple," he told German icon Lothar Matthaus in an interview with Bild.
“I remember exactly. When I was six years old, there was only one idol for me: Roberto Baggio. Alessandro Del Piero later became my role model in football, I admired him. However, I could not yet judge exactly what characterises his style of play, I was just too young for that. It later became Arsenal legend Thierry Henry," Lewandowski added.
The 32-year-old who led Bayern to the treble last season has been excellent for the Bavarians ever since he joined them in 2014, netting 285 goals in just 324 appearances and playing an integral role in six Bundesliga title wins and one Champions League honour.