FC Bayern Munchen defender Niklas Sule heaped praise on striker Robert Lewandowski after another prolific season of goalscoring at the Bundesliga champions.
Lewandowski has come under fire in recent months with some claiming that he has lost focus due to a desire to move to Real Madrid in the off-season.
However, the Pole has bagged a massive 41 goals in 48 appearances across all competitions this past season and Sule says his record shows he has been professional.
“In the time he played for Bayern Munich, Lewy always scored his goals. He is a very important player for us,” he told a news conference.
“Throughout the season there were many rumours about him, but we all stayed calm, Lewy as well. From the outside, there is always more talk than it actually is inside the team.
“He was always motivated and scored again 30 goals this season in the Bundesliga. I don’t think anyone should say his head was somewhere else than with the team.
“What his agent said or what the situation is with Lewy – only he knows best. But the club will handle this situation.
“All I can say is that Robert Lewandowski is highly respected within the team, he is a great guy and he always scores goals for us.”