Once again, he is shortlisted for one of the most prestigious – if not the most prestigious – individual trophies in football, but at 29, he no longer pays that much attention.
I wouldn’t say it was that important to me. Success at Bayern is more important, especially in the Champions League. If we reach the Champions League final and win the Bundesliga, we can speak again, but the Ballon d’Or is never my focus
Robert Lewandowski told ESPN talking about his nomination for the prize that has been going from Lionel Messi’s hands to those of Cristiano Ronaldo and back for ten years now.
The Poland international didn’t hide his… amazement at how things are decided, looking rather bitter.
I don’t know why some players get 50th, 5th or 25th place. Only the first three places are important. That is why last year I was a little bit… how should I say… shocked. Because if you play for Bayern Munich and are playing Champions League semi finals and scoring a lot of goals in the Bundesliga and you’re second top scorer in the Champions League… I don’t know what place I was but it was a little bit funny – maybe funny is the right word
Lewandowski said. Actually, last year he was 16th, lower than Bayern Munich teammate Arturo Vidal, who, though, had won the Copa America early in the year with Chile’s national team.