RB Leipzig talisman Timo Werner has said that Bayern's Robert Lewandowski is playing at the same level as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo this season, while also playing down a potential move to the Bavarian club.
Lewandowski has enjoyed a career-year up to this point, bagging 16 goals in the Bundesliga this season and leading everybody in Europe with 23 goals in all competitions. Impressively, the Poland international has scored in every top-flight and Champions League clash thus far.
Werner, who's also enjoying another fine season at Leipzig with his impressive 11-goal tally in as many games, has admitted he'll struggle to catch Bayern's number nine in the Bundesliga scoring charts.
"It's hard [to be top-scorer]. When you score two goals against Hertha Berlin and then watch the evening game, having scored four or three goals less than Robert Lewandowski this season, and he scores twice against Borussia Dortmund. Against whom is he not going to score? That's very hard," he said, as quoted by AS.
Despite Lewandowski's remarkable form, there has been talk of Werner, who's been nothing short of prolific since joining Die Roten Bullen, switching to the Allianz Arena as a future replacement for the 31-year-old Poland international.
Speaking alongside Bayern's Joshua Kimmich, who he played with at both Stuttgart and Leipzig, about the speculation, Werner added: "We don't really talk about it at all. It was also a coincidence that I came to Leipzig when he [Kimmich] was there. I don't copy everything that Joshua Kimmich does.