Bayern Munich striker, Robert Lewandowski, has declared the Bavaria club is back on track to wrestle top spot from German Bundesliga table-toppers, Borussia Dortmund, and go on to win yet another league crown having endured a stuttering start to the league campaign this season which sees them lying nine points behind Dortmund in fourth place.
Lewandowski is confident his side are back on track as they look to catch up with Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund after the start of coach Niko Kovac’s tenure at the Allianz Arena has delivered mixed results, with Bayern failing to win in four successive matches after starting the campaign unbeaten in seven. Uncharacteristic league defeats to Hertha Berlin and Borussia Monchengladbach, plus stalemates against Augsburg, Freiburg and Fortuna Dusseldorf have seen the Bavarian giants slip to fourth. A 3-2 defeat against Dortmund last month has also enabled Lucien Favre’s side to open up a seven-point lead at the Bundesliga summit after 13 games.
The Polish striker – who has seven goals from 12 league appearances this term – believes Bayern have turned the corner, though, and says they are looking forward to the challenge of reeling Dortmund in. “The last few weeks were difficult,” he told Bild. “We uncharacteristically dropped points, especially in the final minutes of games that we have normally won. Lewandowski added, “The situation was surprising; after the first few weeks of the season, we thought that things were going as well as in the past few years. We weren’t vigilant enough. But we’re on the right track [again]. Sometimes it’s not bad at all to attack from the second row! We’re now happy to be the hunters.”
He also talked about how the club is not used to their current situation, saying, “In the past few years, we’ve always looked behind us. When you see that someone’s in front of you — it means that you’re more under pressure. You want to do it even more then — catch this team. It’s easier to attack from behind as a hunter than to look out for attacks from behind when you’re first. Especially when you don’t have experience.”
Can Bayern Munich catch up with Lewandowski’s former team, Dortmund, or will the in-form Bumblebees carry on with it and win the league title?