Robert Lewandowski believes the strong competition for starting spots at Bayern Munich is good and he’s pleased with the attitude of his teammates.
The Bavarians’ hopes of a seventh successive Bundesliga crown are under serious threat this season from Borussia Dortmund after a drop in form earlier this season.
In fact, Boateng has only made 11 league starts and hasn’t even featured yet for Bayern in 2019 with James faring little better.
The Colombia international has only started five of his nine Bundesliga appearances at the Allianz Arena this season amid struggles with ankle and knee problems.
But, with his two-year loan deal from Real Madrid set to end this summer, James has been urged by Kovac to prove his worth to Bayern if they are to take up their €42m option.
Meanwhile, Renato Sanches recently hinted that he may have to reconsider his future at Bayern should starting opportunities continue to evade him.
Speaking on the matter, however, star striker Lewandowski believes it’s a good thing if his teammates are frustrated about not playing and is pleased with their strong work ethic in training.
“If none of our players are dissatisfied when they aren’t playing, we would have a bigger problem,” Lewandowski told Sport1.
“Everyone has the ambition to play and to win.”
“Nevertheless, I see that all players are doing really well in training and giving all they’ve got.
“That’s the most important thing for me and for the team. When they’re given the chance, they’re ready to give everything.”
Lewandowski, who has started in all but one of Bayern’s 19 Bundesliga games this season, has managed an impressive 12 goals and six assists.