FC Bayern München striker Robert Lewandowski has had a stellar campaign, but he is still gunning for one more achievement, to score 30 goals in a Bundesliga season.
Lewandowski only needs one more goal to achieve the feat, but will only have one game to do it as Bayern, who have already secured the Bundesliga title, play their final league game against Hannover 96 on Saturday.
Should Lewandowski find the back of the net during that match, he will become the first Bundesliga player since Dieter Muller in 1976/77 to score 30 goals in a season.
“I hope I score another goal, I have one for the final day,” he told Bundesliga.com. “Then I will have 30 [goals] and hopefully three points after a really good performance.
“The whole team putting in a great performance would be a great way to end. That would be another reason to celebrate the fourth title in a row for us, something that no one has ever done before.”
The 27-year-old is on track to win the Torjagerkanone, the trophy for the Bundesliga’s top scorer, as he is four goals ahead of Borussia Dortmund star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Lewandowski admitted that it was Aubameyang that made him want to score more often as the Gabon international had a three-goal lead during the winter break.
“His 18 goals in 17 games in the first round were really strong. In winter I thought, hmmm three goals behind, which is really difficult. Now I have to give more in the second half,” he said. “When I saw that he again scored a goal that increased my motivation to get to his target. Now I have 29!”