Jurgen Klinsmann rates Robert Lewandowski as the best Bundesliga striker of the modern era with the Bayern Munich star poised to inflict more misery on struggling Hertha Berlin this Sunday.
League leaders Bayern start the weekend with a six-point cushion ahead of Sunday’s game at Hertha, against whom Lewandowski has scored 10 goals in his last five games.
Lewandowski retained his FIFA’s “The Best” male player title on Monday, two days after chalking up his 300th Bundesliga goal in Bayern’s 4-0 thumping away to Cologne.
“There is no doubt Robert is the best striker the Bundesliga has seen in the modern era,” Klinsmann, who won the 1990 World Cup with West Germany, told AFP in a video conference.
Klinsmann, 57, capped a glittering playing career, including spells at Tottenham, Inter Milan, and Bayern, by captaining Germany to the Euro ’96 title before coaching the German and USA national men’s teams.