Bayern Munich’s Thomas Müller has claimed that his strike partner at Bayern Munich Robert Lewandowski is above Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
The 30-year-old has racked up 11 goals and 21 assists in 40 games across all competitions this season and was recently rewarded with a contract extension through the 2022-2023 season for his efforts.
Speaking to Goal, Muller said: “Maybe in my past years I would like to play with Leo Messi, because in the first six or seven years of my career, I was more the receiving striker. I got the ball in the box and tried to score.
“At the moment right now, in my very good shape at the moment, I assist many goals. Maybe now I need more a Cristiano Ronaldo to score the goals, but we at Bayern have Robert ‘Lewan-goal-ski’! I think maybe right now he is the better option than Cristiano.
“I played against both (Messi and Ronaldo), I won against both, I lost against both. They are very, very good, they are special, they are not like normal very good players in the world of football. They are outstanding because they play always at the limit. Always, their whole 10 years, they score 50 goals each year. That’s crazy.
“On my way to the World Cup, we won with Germany against both. On my way to several Champions League finals, we won against both. Every football player needs also the team, and that’s why we love football so much,” the German international said.
Muller has been one key member of the Bayern Munich team where they currently top the Bundesliga standings with 67 points; seven points above second-placed Dortmund.