Matthäus strikes again: “Messi faces his successor as the best player in the world”


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Matthäus strikes again: "Messi faces his successor as the best player in the world"

After stating that Bayern Munich should “be very wrong to lose to this Barcelona,” the German now pointed out the talents that both teams have for the quarterfinals.

Lothar Matthäus, ancient legend of Bayern Munich and the German National Team during the ’80s and’ 90s has no doubts that the star of the Bavarian team, Robert Lewandowski, is today above Lionel messi.

As he now expressed in statements to the newspaper Bild, the former footballer raises the Polish striker through the roof before he Barcelona and the German team will meet on Friday for the quarterfinals of the UEFA champions league.

“Messi faces his successor as the best player in the world: Robert Lewandowski,” said the Erlangen-born 59 years ago. For Matthäus, Bayern’s current top scorer “is the best player, not just the best striker” and he also understands that even Barça itself reduced its level considerably compared to the game shown a few seasons ago.

The Pole comes from being the second scorer among the five leagues in Europe last season, thanks to his 34 goals in the Bundesliga, only surpassed by Ciro Immobile. In addition, with his 12 goals, he is on his way to finish with the trophy for the top scorer in the current Champions League.

“Barcelona does not scare me”

According to the consideration of the former player who also played for Inter Milan, “today’s Barça is no longer the same as before.” The German understands that “he has Messi, of course, a player like him is always capable of doing great things.” However, he also believes that “he (Argentine) alone will not be enough against this Bayern” so he concludes that “Barça does not scare me.”

These statements give continuity to his reaction after the round of 16, when he said in Sky that “I think Bayern would have to make a lot of mistakes and do things wrong to lose against this Barcelona.”

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