The Poland striker prefers team glory to individual adulation and is refusing to discuss his future beyond the end of the season until after Saturday’s Champions League final
Borussia Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski has said that Cristiano Ronaldo can keep this season’s Champions League golden boot as his sole focus is to get his hands on the trophy with a victory on Saturday.
The Poland international, who has been linked with a move to BVB’s opponents at Wembley Bayern Munich this summer, is on 10 goals for the current campaign and a hat-trick would see him move above the Real Madrid forward, who is on 12.
“I know that, but to lift the Champions League I do not care who scores the goals,” he told Tuttosport. “I’ve scored 10 in this tournament, two fewer than Ronaldo – I’ll willingly let him have the top scorer [to lift the trophy instead].”
Lewandowski’s performances in the past couple of seasons have caught the attention of a host of Europe’s top clubs and he is believed to be manoeuvring for a departure from Signal Iduna Park, though he declined to discuss a transfer with the cup final around the corner.
“The Champions League is a trophy too important, I’ll sort out the rest of my career after it,” he added. “Now I only have the final in mind.
“For me, the transfer is not an issue: I do not know where I will play next season, I hear talk of Bayern and Real Madrid, but I swear I am concentrating on Borussia, with whom I still have a contract, and the final at Wembley.
“For the future we must wait a little longer – at the end of the season everything will be clear.”
Lewandowski is expected to lead Jurgen Klopp’s line at Wembley against the Bavarians, with kick-off at 20:45CET.