Poland and Bayern Munich forward Robert Lewandowski yesterday became the first Bundesliga player to win the World’s best player.

The 32-year-old striker was awarded the 2020 Best FIFA Men’s Player award at a virtual gala held both at the FIFA headquarters in Switzerland and on location in Munich where FIFA president Gianni Infantino handed over the award to the Bayern Munich striker. 

When asked by Ojora Babatunde of OJBSPORT if he thinks he deserve the award ahead of Messi and Ronaldo, he responded “It means hard work. When you look at the players in the world, for many years where they have won and how they have played. Today, I am part of them and can win this prize.

That means for me that I have worked hard for many years or since I was 22 and now I benefit from all the work and clearly, I have to thank my team because a striker without a good team can’t function well.

I know that when a team is playing well, it becomes easy for me the striker to score goals and show my style of play. Everything that has happened tonight is still very fresh and maybe the real feelings will come later and it would be clear to me in my opinion, what I have just won.

To be the best player in the world is sensational information for me. I am very excited and most likely this evening, it would be difficult to find sleep but ok, we have our next game soon and this is important for us but I find at this moment, I am excited to play with such quality players in a team and also to win trophies together. He concluded