Lewandowski credits goal scoring spree to forced change of tactics
Robert Lewandowski has credited his recent goal scoring spree to a forced change of tactics at Bayern Munich this season.
The Poland international has netted seven goals in his last two matches, including a record-breaking five goals in nine minutes in the comeback victory against Wolfsburg last Tuesday.
While the Bundesliga champions have previously relied on Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery cutting in to shoot from the flanks, injuries have forced Pep Guardiola to return to more traditional wingers, Douglas Costa and Kingsley Coman, to provide crosses for the forwards.
Speaking to ESPN FC, Lewandowski said: “With Douglas Costa and Coman on the wings, there are lots of crosses, and therefore lots of chances in the box. And it also helps that Thomas Muller is playing very closely to me, like a second striker. It’s hard to keep the ball when you’re up against four defenders and two holding midfielders by yourself.
“It’s easier with somebody next to you, somebody you can combine with.”
Lewandowski and Muller have netted 16 goals between them this season – twice the number they managed at the same point last term – with the former Borussia Dortmund star revealing he now feels more trusted at the Allianz Arena.