Lewandowski hails 'insane' Coutinho and issues warning to Borussia Dortmund

Bayern Munich brought in Philippe Coutinho on loan from Barcelona last week and he has quickly won over new team-mate Robert Lewandowski.

Robert Lewandowski talked up the quality of new team-mate Philippe Coutinho and insisted Bayern Munich still has a better squad than Bundesliga title rival Borussia Dortmund.

Bayern finished two points ahead of Dortmund in 2018-19 to retain its top-flight crown and has added six new players during the transfer window, which closes on Monday.

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Coutinho arrived last week on a season-long loan from Barcelona and made his debut as a substitute in Saturday's 3-0 win over Schalke at the Veltins Arena, where Ivan Perisic also made his first appearance for Bayern.

Lewandowski, who scored a hat-trick to take his tally to five goals in two league outings this term, has been particularly impressed by the addition of Coutinho.

"His last pass is insane, he can be the key in important games, especially in the Champions League," he told Sport Bild. "We become more unpredictable through him, that makes us more dangerous.

"He can play as the number ten, outside left, if necessary also on the right. We can play with different systems. We have more options now."

Bayern drew 2-2 in its opening game with Hertha Berlin and sits two points behind Dortmund, which has brought in the likes of Nico Schulz, Thorgan Hazard, Julian Brandt and ex-Bayern defender Mats Hummels.

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Lewandowski previously expressed his dismay at his side's lack of transfer activity, but he is content with the recent signings and is confident the reigning champion boasts more quality than BVB.

"Dortmund has done a lot, they have a big squad," he said. "But it's not about quantity, it's about quality. And that's for sure - we have the players with the higher quality."

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