Bayern Munich’s striker Robert Lewandowski has revealed the toughest defenders he’s ever faced in his prolific career.
The Polish international has netted a staggering 199 Bundesliga goals from just 283 appearances, making him one of the deadliest finishers on the planet.
He has won the Bundesliga’s top goalscorer award thrice alongside the German league title on six separate occasions.
However, despite his clinical nature in front of goal, the frontman has picked out a plethora of opponents, who he found it difficult to trouble, both domestically and in European competition.
“In the Champions League, Sergio Ramos,” Lewandowski told kicker and cited on Goal.com.
“He’s a great centre-back, not just defensive, even with the ball.”
“In the Bundesliga, Jerome Boateng and Mats Hummels, that was always a challenge and not easy to play [against].”
He also revealed his footballing idols, naming two forwards in particular who he admired and sought to emulate as he made his name in professional football.
“Thierry Henry, I liked to study his style of play. I also liked Alessandro del Piero,” he added.
At 30, Lewandowski is not finished yet and remains hungry for more silverware with Bayern still in the hunt for a double.
Standing in Bayern’s way for one of those titles is former side Borussia Dortmund who moved to the summit of the Bundesliga following their win over Wolfsburg.
Bayern will welcome rivals Dortmund on April 6 to the Allianz Arena in what could be the title decider.