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“A striker cannot be linked only to his goals”

European Golden Boot last season, Robert Lewandowski He asserts that a great striker must have multiple strings in his bow to perform at the highest level.

“A striker can’t just relate to his goals. His work with and for his teammates, his movements, his runs, the spaces created to find holes in the opponent’s defense benefits the team… Modern football knows how to master all these criteria, With but without the ball too,” Pole said in an interview with L’Equipe.

Despite everything, the Bavarian does not hide the importance of individual statistics, starting with the goal, in today’s football.

Statistics play an important role, Knowing that the attackers are constantly being compared. They are expected to score first, and if they don’t, they will be immediately criticized, he continues. Today, people no longer watch entire matches. They just keep track of summaries or sequences of encounters. So if the attacker does not score, They will notice this first, before all other parameters of the match.

He was also asked about the second Golden Ball Kylian Mbappe, who has already proven himself as one of the best strikers on the planet.

“The most important thing for a great player, is to always be hungry, Never satiate, despite the insane schedule. Kylian Mbappe said in a perfect embodiment. He always seems to be mentally fresh. As a striker, sometimes the biggest challenge is always keeping your focus at all times. I love its dynamic and explosiveness. “

A scorer with his characteristics that depend in particular on his speed. “It’s not the usual number 9, fox style of surfaces, He’s more than just a winger who loves to rush into spaceLewandowski continues. It is important that you leave him nothing, otherwise he is irresistible. I am sure he will be mentally strong to meet high expectations and be among the best in the world over time.”

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