Kirchhoff remembers being in awe of the former Dortmund player when on Bayern’s roster, and claims his “unpredictable” style in the final third made him a nightmare to compete against during Pep Guardiola’s tenure as coach in training.
The German centre-back told Goal and SPOX: “Pep needed the number nine to go back into midfield and play a lot. The player would also question central defenders if they are moving forward or sitting on the ground.”
According to Jan Kirchhoff, Robert Lewandowski is a “full” striker. He claims defenders are rarely left with any “advantage” against his former team-mate in Bayern Munich:
“If we had to talk about my toughest opponent in terms of pure consistency, Robert Lewandowski is just one number better than Mario Mandzukic. Robert is quick, flexible, physically and technically strong, can drop and has a great finishing touch. You just don’t have the advantage over him. Robert is only growing, and is very unpredictable.”