Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski has revealed he has changed his playing style this season. The 30-year-old Polish forward, who has scored 180 goals in 230 games for the club since joining on a free transfer from Borussia Dortmund, did suffer a rare lapse in form at the beginning of the season when Bayern were struggling under new boss Niko Kovac.
He scored only one goal from open play in the first seven matches of the new campaign but since then, his form – as well as Bayern’s – has dramatically improved. Lewandowski is now the top scorer in the division with 17 goals while Bayern took the lead in the title race for the first time last weekend.
He says that while Bayern suffered a tricky start, he had to become more of a team player and believes he has adapted well. “I’m playing differently this season, I’ve developed some more,” he told German newspaper Welt am Sonntag.
“You can see that in my assist statistics. I’ve got 10 this season, which is the most I’ve ever had, so I’ll probably top that by the end of the season. “I did a lot of reflecting and thinking about how I can best help the team. I saw what I felt the team needs from me and told myself, I’ll do everything that helps the team.”