BY ABAYOMI JOHNSON—
Robert Lewandowski hopes to do better than his 25 goals in his first season with Bayern this season.
The Poland international chalked up, 17 in the Bundesliga, six in the Champions League and two in the DFB Cup but has told fcbayern.de the Bavaria should expect more from him as the 26-year-old discussed the forthcoming German Supercup showdown with Wolfsburg and his first impression of new signing Arturo Vidal.
He said: “I don’t believe the fans have seen the best of me. I can and will get even better this season, I’m certain of that. It’s not always easy of course as there are so many factors involved. It’s vital we play well as a team. That’s the most important thing. It would be useless to me personally if I was to finish top scorer but we only come second in the Bundesliga and go out of the Champions League in the last sixteen.
“Naturally I’m not yet at 100 percent, but I’m thrilled it’s starting again for real with the Supercup. I do like a short preseason (grins). I didn’t lose much fitness on my three-week vacation. I’m ready and my batteries are full.
“I have a good feeling. Everyone’s really up for it in training and we’re getting stuck in. We all know we face a fierce battle for places and none of us can rest on our laurels. The trip to China was demanding, but it was ideal because we played our friendlies against top international opposition.
“I think Wolsfburg could be even stronger if they can keep their squad together. We can’t afford any major weaknesses this season. Borussia Dortmund will be back up there at the top too.
“I can’t say a lot about Arturo Vidal just yet, and he needs to settle in first. But I’m delighted he’s on my team now and not facing us as an opponent – as a striker you never enjoy it against players like him (grins). Arturo will definitely make us stronger. He’s a superb player, both in defence and attack.”