Gotze is every striker's dream – Lewandowski

The Poland international has lauded his team-mate’s ability to unlock defences and spoke of his friendship with Marco Reus

Bayern Munich star Roberto Lewandowski says every striker in the world dreams of playing alongside a passer of the quality of team-mate Mario Gotze.

The pair developed a profitable understanding at Borussia Dortmund before both departed the club for the Allianz Arena over the past two years, where they have resumed their partnership.

BVB are Bayern’s opponents in the Bundesliga on Saturday and ahead of the game Lewandowski spoke highly of Gotze’s qualities on the back of the Germany international’s fine start to the campaign.

 “I love to play with Mario. His technical skills are incredible, every striker in the world can only dream of his passing,” he said.

Earlier this week, Marco Reus refused to commit his future to Dortmund and has been tipped to become the third player to leave the club for Bayern in as many summers in 2015.

His former Signal Iduna Park team-mate, Lewandowski, spoke of his friendship with the 25-year-old – whose release clause drops to €25 million in June – but did his best to avoid talking up a possible move.

He added: “Marco is a super player with whom I’ve always got on very well… But I should not say too much on the topic – otherwise there will be a lot more speculation and I still get in trouble with my ex-team-mates.”

Dortmund and Bayern go into Saturday’s game in contrasting frames of mind. BVB have won just two of their opening nine games and sit 15th in the table, while Bayern top the league having made an unbeaten start to the season.

However, BVB did get the better of their rivals in the German Super Cup back in August, with goals from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan sealing a 2-0 triumph. 

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