Lewandowski: My winner was lucky

ShareClose Comments
The striker netted twice to pull Bayern Munich from behind to beat Freiburg, but admits the winner was about luck as much as it was about skill

Robert Lewandowski conceded luck played a big role in his winner in Bayern Munich's 2-1 victory over Freiburg on Friday.

Lewandowski nets 135th Bundesliga goal as treble omens emerge

The Poland international netted a fine goal in the dying seconds of the match to seal the win for the reigning champions - having previously already equalised after a corner from Douglas Costa - controlling Franck Ribery's cross on his chest before finding the bottom corner with a volley.

"My first thought was to pass the ball straight away, but that was not easy because there was nobody there yet," Lewandowski told reporters.

"I then just wanted to control the ball, play it simple and try anything. Fortunately, I succeeded. I did well to control the ball and then had a bit of luck. I did not hit the ball as clean as I wanted to, but a goal is a goal.

"We fought right until the end and eventually succeeded. That is the Bundesliga for you. Our opponent defended well. We had to be patient. It was important to win the first game after the restart.

"It is never easy against Freiburg, who are very organised and tactically strong. They did well both in defence and in attack."

Head coach Carlo Ancelotti, meanwhile, was pleased to see Bayern emerge victorious after a complicated match.

"It was a difficult game, because we faced a strong and aggressive opponent," the Bayern boss told reporters.

"We did not put in a good performance in the opening 45 minutes. But I liked the desire and the character that the team showed. That is why we won the game in the end.

"We cannot be happy with the way we played, but we can be happy with the result."

Next article:
‘Preparation meets opportunity’ - Nigeria captain Ikouwem Utin reacts to Africa U20 Cup of Nations return
Next article:
Salah is fully recovered and full of joy – Klopp
Next article:
'He wanted to take my whole team' - Napoli president slams Sarri after Chelsea switch
Next article:
PSG's Tuchel to be patient with World Cup stars Neymar, Mbappe & Cavani
Next article:
'Motivated' Sanches just needs time at Bayern - Kovac

We use cookies to give you the best online experience. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies in accordance with our privacy policy.

Show more Accept