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Lewandowski Is Best Striker In The World, Says Dutch Legend Gullit

The Dutch legendary Ruud Gullit praised Bayern Munich attacker Robert Lewandowski and said he believes the young talent Joshua Zirkzee can be the Pole's successor one day at the Allianz Arena
21 Feb 2020 10:14
Lewandowski Is Best Striker In The World, Says Dutch Legend Gullit
Robert Lewandowski of Bayern Munich celebrates for his goal during a German Bundesliga match between FC Bayern Munich and FC Cologne in Cologne, Germany, Feb. 16, 2020. (Photo by Ulrich Hufnage/Xinhua)

The Dutch legendary Ruud Gullit praised Bayern Munich attacker Robert Lewandowski and said he believes the young talent Joshua Zirkzee can be the Pole’s successor one day at the Allianz Arena.

“Lewandowski is currently the best striker in the world. It will be difficult to replace him one day, but with Joshua, FC Bayern has someone for the future. Hopefully, he will get even more chances to prove his skills,” said the European champion from 1988.

Robert Lewandowski (L) of Bayern Munich complains to the referee during a German Bundesliga football match between FC Bayern Munich and RB Leipzig in Munich, Germany, Feb. 9, 2020. (Photo by Philippe Ruiz/Xinhua)

Robert Lewandowski (L) of Bayern Munich complains to the referee during a German Bundesliga football match between FC Bayern Munich and RB Leipzig in Munich, Germany, Feb. 9, 2020. (Photo by Philippe Ruiz/Xinhua)

“Joshua can learn a lot from Lewandowski. He sees how it’s done every day in training. I think he still has to improve his first contact, the ball control. Sometimes it jumps too far for him, but he must be able to hold the ball under pressure,” added Gullit.

When Zirkzee got chances from Hansi Flick in the first team, he met the expectations by scoring the important goals against SC Freiburg and VfL Wolfsburg. However, the young attacker is still a player of the second Bavarian team and plays regularly in the third league.

Robert Lewandowski of Bayern Munich celebrates his second scoring during a German Cup 3rd round match between FC Bayern Munich and TSG 1899 Hoffenheim in Munich, Germany, on Feb. 5, 2020. (Photo by Philippe Ruiz/Xinhua)

Robert Lewandowski of Bayern Munich celebrates his second scoring during a German Cup 3rd round match between FC Bayern Munich and TSG 1899 Hoffenheim in Munich, Germany, on Feb. 5, 2020. (Photo by Philippe Ruiz/Xinhua)

“It’s not the right place for him. If he can’t get his minutes due to rivalisation in the Bayern attack, it would be better for him to play in another club on loan. The most important thing for him is to play on the highest level and spending as much time on the pitch as he can,” said the former AC Milan player.

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