Hansi Flick said Robert Lewandowski is worthy of the award for Best FIFA Men’s Player.
Twice to give Bayern a 2-1 come-from-behind victory over Wolfsburg on Wednesday, the 32-year-old Lewandowski scored to keep the German champions one point behind Bundesliga leaders Bayer Leverkusen after 12 games.
After Gerd Muller (365) and Klaus Fischer (268), Lewandowski also celebrated his 250th Bundesliga goal, from just 332 games, the Polish international being just the third player in league history to cross the plateau, although he is the first non-German to achieve the feat.
According to Bayern Munich head coach Hansi Flick, Robert Lewandowski “truly deserves”.
“Lewy is on one side very important on the pitch, but also he is in the inner circle of the squad,” Flick said post-match.
“[He] is, of course, a very important player who’s a point of view truly counts.
“Therefore, we are all looking ahead. So that Manuel, as well as Lewy, will win their awards. Both players truly deserve it.”