Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski has no plans to retire just yet as the player says he wants to play until he’s 40 after attaining his “optimal level,” according to Goal.com.
The 32-year-old was already regarded as one of the best strikers in Europe when he joined the Bavarians in 2014 from Borussia Dortmund. In four seasons for the Black and Yellows, he made 131 league appearances and scored 74 goals.
His reputation increased even further at the Allianz Arena where he smashed 246 goals in 289 appearances for the club.
The former Lech Poznan forward has also been a regular for the Poland national team, with the player earning 112 caps and smashing 61 goals.
The Polish footballer was spectacular last campaign when he struck fifty-five goals as he helped the Bundesliga side to their first treble in seven years.
Lewandowski ended the season as the top-scorer in the German League and the Champions League, which they ultimately won by defeating PSG 1-0 in the final.
Even though he is 32, he seems to have no plans to hang up his boots, believing he has a lot to offer at the top level.
He told Kicker via Goal:
“It will not be my last. Ending my career at FC Bayern is an option, of course, but I still have so many years to go.
“I don’t think about the end of my career. I don’t feel like 32. I feel better than when I was 26. I’ve worked very specifically in recent years to reach my optimal level.”
And when enquired how long he could play on for, he said: “Maybe eight years.”