Robert Lewandowski once idolised Thierry Henry, but the Borussia Dortmund striker now reveres his coach, saying: "Jürgen Klopp knows when to laugh, and when to work hard."
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Two goals in four UEFA Champions League games this season is proof that Robert Lewandowski is flying in Europe's top club competition, with Borussia Dortmund learning from a disappointing 2011/12 campaign, leading Real Madrid CF, AFC Ajax and Manchester City FC in Group D.
In this video interview, the 24-year-old gives an insight into how he modelled himself on France and Arsenal FC star Thierry Henry as a youngster, and how Jürgen Klopp's passionate leadership is helping him and his team-mates to put bigger clubs in the shade in Europe. "You can see on TV how happy he is when we score, and how mad he gets after a failed move – but not with us, but rather with the ball not going into the goal," said the Polish international. "I think he lives and breathes not only the matches, but also the training."
View the video above for the full Lewandowski interview.