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Lewandowski believes Coutinho will give Bayern the edge.

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Robert Lewandowski believes the arrival of Philippe Coutinho at Bayern Munich could fire the team to domestic and European glory.

According to Sport Bild, the Polish international seems to think the added dimension and skills that Brazillian Coutinho gives his side is a boost over both domestic and Champions League rivals.

The Pole believes the midfielder has the ability to make the difference for his new side and particularly in the Champions League
Lewandowski had publicly expressed concern that Munich was going to fall behind opponents on all fronts unless they invested in replacements for Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery.
The German Bundesliga Champions secured defensive acquisitions very early. With the signing of Lucas Hernandez and Benjamin Pavard.
While these were worthy signings, and bring world cup winning experience to the team. Lewandowski wanted more attacking signings.


There closest league rivals, Borussia Dortmund were busy and efficient in the summer and Lewandowski questioned Bayerns credentials if something wasn’t done soon.

He said:

“Dortmund did a lot [in the summer window], they have a big squad.”

But since the last couple of weeks transfer exploits by Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and Hasan Salihamidzic. Lewandowski has a much more pragmatic outlook.

He added:

“But in the end it’s not about quantity, but about quality.”

“From that point of view it’s clear to me that we have the players of higher quality.”

He appears to be amazed by that quality in Philippe Coutinho.

He added.

“His [Coutinho’s] final ball is insane.”

“He can be the key in important games, especially in the Champions League.”

“He can give us that something special. It makes us more unpredictable [with Coutinho in the team], which makes us more dangerous.”

MUNICH, GERMANY – AUGUST 20: Robert Lewandowski of FC Bayern Muenchen runs next to his team mate Philippe Coutinho during a training session at FC Bayern training ground Saebener Strasse on August 20, 2019 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)