The 32-year-old is expected to be sidelined for about a month, with a knee injury sustained on international duty last month.

Lewandowski is the best striker in the world

According to Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, injured Bayern Munich team-mate Robert Lewandowski is the “best striker in the world” and hopes the Polish star can return to fitness asap. The 32-year-old is expected to be sidelined for about a month. With a knee injury sustained on international duty last month. As a result of the injury, Lewandowski will miss both legs of Bayern’s UEFA Champions League quarterfinals against Paris Saint-Germain on April 7 and 13. Former Stoke striker Choupo-Moting, who joined Bayern Munich from PSG last summer, has acknowledged Lewandowski’s absence as a considerable blow. “Lewandowski is currently the best striker in the world. It’s a shame that he is injured – for the whole club,” he told reporters. “We hope Lewy will return as soon as possible because we need him.”

When asked who could replace the Polish striker, the forward, who has scored five goals in 24 appearances this season, admitted he hoped to be given a sustained run in the starting lineup. “We have a lot of choices,” he said. “I will do everything in training and try to recommend myself for the play. It doesn’t matter if I end up playing or not. The important thing is that Bayern are successful as a team”. The Poland international has scored 42 goals in all competitions for Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich this season. So his absence leaves a massive hole in the squad during a crucial period of the campaign. Thomas Muller is second on Bayern’s goalscoring chart and the only other player to have reached double figures, with 11.

 

In addition to the Champions League matches against PSG, the former Borussia Dortmund striker will also miss Saturday’s Bundesliga clash against RB Leipzig. They are just four points behind the league leaders.