Jancker: Lewy is the perfect nine

Former Germany and FC Bayern München striking sensation Carsten Jancker believes that Robert Lewandowski has all the attributes and qualities of a world class striker.

Jancker, who played for the Bavarians between 1996 and 2002 during which time he won four Bundesliga titles as well as a UEFA Champions League crown in 2000/01, told the club's official website: "He's perfect. He's at the right age, and if you ask me he's a perfect 9. First and foremost he scores goals, especially the opener.

"Not just the fifth or sixth; he does score them because he's always fired up for goals. But he often scores the opener. Besides, he rarely squanders possession and has a superb understanding of the game. 

"He often sets up his team-mates and provides assists. Also, he isn't exactly slow."

The 42-year-old also commented on Lewandowski's ability to score late goals. He added, "It has always been a trademark quality of Bayern. It actually doesn't matter when you score, be it in the first minute or in injury time. 

"It's a question of quality, the ability to up the ante in the closing stages, and Bayern have always had strong players with individual quality."

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