Bayern München striker Robert Lewandowski is relishing taking on former club Borussia Dortmund in the DFB-Pokal final at Olympiastadion in Berlin on Saturday.
The 27-year-old finished the Bundesliga campaign with an impressive tally of 30 goals, and in the process broke a record that stood for 66 years – also becoming the first non-German 30 goals or more in a Bundesliga campaign.
And the Poland international is aiming to continue his fine goal-scoring form this weekend as Bayern look to complete the double by adding the DFB-Pokal to their haul this term.
“Every championship is special for me,” Lewandowski said. “It’s the fourth time in a row for Bayern [winning the Bundesliga], it’s a great moment, a great time. I am happy that I can be here.
“Every title, no matter if it’s German championship or hopefully the German cup on Saturday is great, that would be a really good season for us. I hope we can achieve that.
“I think this final [against Dortmund] is played by two of the best teams in Germany. It’s a great moment for everyone watching, for the fans.
“The atmosphere in Berlin is something special to me. It was better than at the Champions League final [between Bayern and Dortmund in 2013], I have to admit.
“I hope we will be happy also after the game and I hope we can celebrate again on the balcony here in Munich on Sunday.”
Bayern lost out to Dortmund on the semi-final of the cup competition last season after capitulating in a penalty shootout. However, Dortmund were defeated in the final at Olympiastadion, with Wolfsburg recording a 3-1 victory to claim the silverware on the day.