- Barcelona manager Xavi believes Poland forward, Robert Lewandowski is currently one of the best 3 strikers in the world
- Lewandowski scored his first hattrick in the UEFA Champions League for Barcelona as Blaugrana hammered Viktoria Plzen 5-1 at Camp Nou
- The Poland striker joined Barcelona this summer after ending his 10-year relationship with Bayern Munich
Robert Lewandowski is currently rated as one of the best 3 attackers in world football by Barcelona manager, Xavi following his exploits with the La Liga giants.
Lewandowski scored a hattrick against Viktoria Plzen as Blaugrana had an emphatic 5-1 victory in their UEFA Champions League opener on Wednesday, September 7.
According to Barca Universal, Xavi has now hailed Lewandowski and believes the Poland striker, along with Karim Benzema and Erling Haaland are the best strikers currently in the world.
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“I don’t know if Lewandowski is the best striker in Europe, but he is the best striker for us. who else? Benzema too. I think they’re the best right? Haaland too. But it’s difficult to compare them.”
The Barcelona manager snubbed the likes of Paris Saint Germain forward, Kylian Mbappe and Manchester United’s Cristiano from his list of the best 3 forwards.
Lewandowski hailed as 'spectacular' after Champions League hat trick
Meanwhile, Barcelona coach Xavi Hernandez believes he is already out of compliments for the "amazing" striker after Robert Lewandowski's hat trick against Viktoria Plzen, ESPN reports.
Since joining the Spanish giants for €45 million from Bayern Munich, Lewandowski has scored eight goals in five games in all competitions.
The 33-year-old forward also moved past Karim Benzema to become the third highest scorer in the history of the Champions League.
Lewandowski become first player to score a UCL hat trick for 3 different teams
Earlier, Sports Brief reported Robert Lewandowski has made history with his first hat-trick against Viktoria Plzen on matchday one of the 2022/23 UEFA Champions League season.
The 34-year-old helped the Catalan giants beat Viktoria Plzen 5-1 in Group C at Spotify Camp Nou on Wednesday night.
The Poland star scored twice in the opening 45 minutes, with Ivorian midfielder Franck Kessie also notching a goal in a frantic 45 minutes.