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Bayern Munich’s Hasan Salihamidzic worried about Robert Lewandowski’s fitness

Robert Lewandowski
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Bayern Munich came from behind to salvage a point or win games eight times this season and Robert Lewandowski was pivotal in achieving this feat.

Borussia Dortmund, VFB Stuttgart, Union Berlin, and Bayer Leverkusen made life difficult for Bayern on the road by scoring the first goal of the match. But the Bavarians managed to win three of these tricky away games after coming from behind, thanks to Lewandowski’s five goals in these matches.

Hansi Flick’s men fell behind to Werder Bremen, RB Leipzig, VFL Wolfsburg, and Mainz 05 at Allianz Arena recently but managed to salvage a total of eight points through two wins and two draws. Lewandowski contributed to these comebacks with four goals.

Sporting Director, Salihamidzic, tipped Bayern to be more organized and try to finish the games early on in order to rest their key players such as Lewandowski.

“If the champions can decide their games earlier, he (Lewandowski) can go out early as well,” said Salihamidzic.

“I don’t want him on the pitch for the full 90 minutes. He has to stay healthy, that’s the most important thing!” he added.

Lewandowski is enjoying top form at the moment with an impressive 19 goals from 13 league appearances. The 32-year-old managed to bag 34 goals during 31 league appearances last season. And some experts think the Polish International can emulate Gerd Muller’s 40- goal record during this season.

Salihamidzic is of the view that the treble winner Lewandowski has full potential to break such records but stressed that’s their first priority is to work on the prolific striker’s fitness and make him available for every game.

“I really don’t care about the record. Of course, I want him to do that, I trust Lewa to do everything. But that’s not what I absolutely need. I need Lewa on the pitch with full strength and fitness.” said Salihamidzic.