Mauricio Pochettino, manager of PSG, has responded to a query about how Bayern forward Robert Lewandowski’s injury would change the balance of force in the Champions League quarter-final pair.
“I’ll give you an example. Harry Kane was injured in the first half of Tottenham’s Champions League quarterfinal match against Manchester City in 2019. We went almost an hour without him in the first game and the entire second game. And, like Lewandowski at Bayern, he was our star striker. And we moved on.
Bayern is more than just Lewandowski, beyond the fact that he is a fantastic player. The squad is Bayern’s real asset. This club is extremely powerful “Pochettino said to Le Parisien.
The 32-year-old striker was injured during a match for the Polish national team in the 2022 World Cup qualification and will be unable to play in both matches of the Champions League quarterfinal against PSG.
This season, Lewandowski has 35 goals in 25 Bundesliga games. Its complete figures are available here.
Lewandowski’s win over Andorra came at a cost: an accident. He will now miss both of PSG’s matches.