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'Absolutely outstanding' - Hummels hails Lewandowski's brace

11:33 PM GMT+8 21/10/2018
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The Polish forward has been out of form recently, and Hummels felt liberated after winning for the first time on six matches with club and country

Robert Lewandowski's performance against Wolfsburg was hailed by Mats Hummels after the striker scored twice and set up another to help Bayern Munich end their winless streak.

Bayern halted a run of four straight games without a victory in all competitions to relieve some of the mounting pressure on Niko Kovac, Lewandowski grabbing a double before turning provider for James Rodriguez to wrap up a 3-1 victory.

Lewandowski ended his own barren scoring run in the Bundesliga stretching back to September 22, but Hummels insists that the Poland international has been playing at the top of his game throughout the campaign.

"He was absolutely outstanding," Hummels told the official Bundesliga website.

"[He was] A team player and he played smart. But he's been doing a good job all season.

"For me personally, nothing ever changes. When I go out onto the pitch, I always want to win. 

"All the other circumstances, whether we're favourites or underdogs, whether we're under pressure or not, doesn't make a big difference."

Bayern's win also ended a poor streak of results for Hummels, who was involved in Germany's Nations League defeats to Netherlands and France during the international break.

"It's definitely liberating, when you haven't won six games in a row, you really appreciate it," the centre-back added.

"We played a really good game. It may not have been perfect but we had everything under control."

Speaking after the game, Niko Kovac refused to comment on the news conference held by the club's hierarchy on Friday in which Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and Uli Hoeness labeled the German press as disrespectful.

"I'm responsible for the sport, that means for the football," Kovac said. "I'm responsible for the team and not for anything else.

"I said before, that we only got two points out of the last four games.

"Twelve were possible and that's not our requirement. We didn't want that and that's just not our standard. The result was very important."