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Bayern Munich have a chance to etch their name into the history books in Qatar

Robert Lewandowski
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The German giants have a chance to claim their sixth title in 12 months at the Club World Cup.

Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski has said that his club has a chance to complete an incredible achievement should they win the Club World Cup in Qatar.

The European champions are aiming to complete a sextuple of trophies inside a year after claiming the Bundesliga, DFB-Pokal, Champions League to end the delayed 2019-20 season. Then at the start of the current campaign winning the European Super Cup and DFL-Supercup. Should Bayern win the Club World Cup it would be a historical achievement and they would become just the second team in history to win six trophies in a single year, behind a Pep Guardiola led Barcelona side in 2009/10.

Under Guardiola, Bayern won the Club World Cup for the first time in 2013 after they won the treble in their last campaign.

The Polish striker fully believes that should his side lift the Club World Cup and completing a clean sweep of trophies in the process, should earn his team a place in history.

Speaking to FIFA.com, Lewandowski gave his thoughts on winning a sixth title in 12 months:

“I think if we win this Club World Cup it would complete one of the biggest historical achievements in all of football,” he said

“We know we are so close, but we have to stay 100 per cent concentrated. It would be really special. Not just for Bayern or for Germany, but it would be one of the biggest historical achievements from all over the world.

“It will be really special for us, not only for me. It’s the best team in Europe playing against the best teams from other [continents]. It will be, for us, a new challenge. We want to win this title, for sure.”

During their treble-winning season last year, Lewandowski scored a remarkable 55 goals and the Polish international capped off his incredible year by being named FIFA’s The Best Men’s Player award back in December.

Lewandowski, who turns 33 later in the year, is on pace to better his tally from last year after already scoring 27 goals in his 26 matches for Bayern so far. Despite being nearly unplayable for several years, Lewandowski firmly believes that he can be even better despite his age.

“It [winning the FIFA Best award] was amazing. But I know that what I won was because of what we won as a team. I hope we can continue winning titles,” he added.

“I’m trying to keep doing these things. For years I’ve been hearing that this is the best Lewandowski. It doesn’t matter how old I am. I can still get better, improve my skills.

“But I know that I’m feeling good. I try to be the best Lewandowski every season.”

Adam Schultz
Sports writer. Cover Arsenal and Bayern Munich, lucky to be able to do what I love as a career.