Robert Lewandowski

Robert Lewandowski's cryptic response to whether he could play with Erling Haaland

Jude Summerfield
Could Lewandowski and Haaland play together?
Could Lewandowski and Haaland play together? / CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Joosep Martinson/Getty Images
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Robert Lewandowski praised Erling Haaland when asked if the two would be compatible as a forward pairing, but admitted he'd have to see the Norwegian in training before being sure whether they'd work together.

Lewandowski and Haaland are the Bundesliga's leading strikers, with Lewandowski scoring buckets for Bayern Munich and Haaland doing similar for Borussia Dortmund.

There is intense speculation over Haaland's future, with every major club in the world interest in signing him, and there's even been talk that he could join Lewandowski at Bayern.

Lewandowski was named 2021 Best FIFA Men's Player of the Year on Monday night and after his collecting award, he was asked whether he could play alongside Haaland in the future.

"I would have to train with him for a week or two, then I could say more about it. Erling is a different type of player than me, that's clear," he responded.

"But he's a top player and I'm happy that he's playing in the Bundesliga and can show how good he is. For me personally, that means I just have to keep doing my job and be happy that there are players like that in the Bundesliga."

Lewandowski's current contract with Bayern runs until 2023 and while he has been in the form of his life over the past few years, it remains to be seen whether he will sign an extension with the Bavarian giants.

Asked about his future, the Poland striker added: "When you show your performance on the pitch, it doesn't matter whether you play in team A, B or C. I can't think too much about speculation about other clubs or a new contract.

"In the end, I have to stay focused and do my best. That's always first on my mind. I'm an experienced player and hide everything else. There is still enough time. I stay patient and calm and don't stress.”


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