Lewandowski delighted with FIFA award after outstanding year

VIDEO SHOWS: VIRTUAL NEWS CONFERENCES FEATURING BAYERN MUNICH'S ROBERT LEWANDOWSKI WHO WON THE FIFA BEST PLAYER AWARD / LIVERPOOL COACH JUERGEN KLOPP AND BAYERN KEEPER MANUEL NEUER

RESENDING WITH SHOTLIST, COMPLETE SCRIPT TO FOLLOW

SHOWS:

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND (DECEMBER 17, 2020) (FIFA - ACCESS ALL)

1. PRESENTER ASKING ROBERT LEWANDOWSKI WHAT WINNING THE FIFA BEST MEN'S PLAYER AWARD MEANS TO HIM

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2. (SOUNDBITE) (German) WINNER OF THE BEST FIFA MEN'S PLAYER 2020 AWARD, ROBERT LEWANDOWSKI, SAYING:

"I’m very proud to have won this award. It was a team performance really, it was impressive what we were able to win all together. It’s an incredible feeling and I am very glad that I was able to be selected with Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, and receive the award."

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND (DECEMBER 17, 2020) (FIFA - ACCESS ALL)

3. PRESENTER ASKING LIVERPOOL'S JUERGEN KLOPP ABOUT WINNING THE BEST MEN'S COACH AWARD TWO YEARS IN A ROW

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4. (SOUNDBITE) (German) WINNER OF THE BEST MEN''S COACH AWARD 2020, JUERGEN KLOPP, SAYING:

"Yes, I was surprised but I would like to congratulate all of the awardees tonight. I had a never had a chance to beat Bayern Munich – that was a shame – but congratulations to everyone. I think I was not the only one surprised when they heard my name. I thought that coach from Bayern would win because Bayern had an incredible season, but I’m glad to have received this award because this award doesn’t only go to me, but also to all of my colleagues in the coaching team. It’s a great honour and it’s really incredible. Thank you very much."

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND (DECEMBER 17, 2020) (FIFA - ACCESS ALL)

5. PRESENTER

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6. (SOUNDBITE) (German) WINNER OF THE BEST FIFA MEN''S GOALKEEPER AWARD 2020, MANUEL NEUER, SAYING:

"First of all thank you very much and congratulations to everyone who was selected. Of course, it’s a very honourable award for me, and it’s especially an honour this season where we managed to win everything, and it really goes to the whole defence."

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND (DECEMBER 17, 2020) (FIFA - ACCESS ALL)

7. PRESENTER ASKING WINNER OF THE PUSKAS AWARD FOR GOAL OF THE YEAR, SON HEUNG-MIN, ABOUT HIS AWARD

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8. (SOUNDBITE) (English) WINNER OF THE PUSKAS AWARD FOR GOAL OF THE YEAR, SON HEUNG-MIN, SAYING:

"First of all, thank you very much. It's an incredible feeling. Scored this goal and it's already so beautiful and being shown this, is also a big honour for me. But winning this award means a lot to me. And what should I say? I'm really, really grateful for everyone who supported me and thank you so much."

9. (SOUNDBITE) (English) WINNER OF THE BEST MEN''S COACH AWARD 2020, JUERGEN KLOPP, ON WHAT WILL MOTIVATE HIM TO WIN AFTER SO MUCH SUCCESS, SAYING:

"I'm too old for flying, so it's easy for me to stay humble. The thing is, I have a world class team at a world class club with sensational players and people around me, it means it's our responsibility to be as successful as possible, so that's it. So nobody has to worry that I would (ever) get satisfied, I don't really know how that works, but there are no guarantees for success. The only chance you have is to work as hard as you can. If you do that, it's still no guarantee but it's the only way that you can get at least a little bit, so that's why we try absolutely everything everyday."

Video Transcript

- What does this award mean to you?

ROBERT LEWANDOWSKI: [SPEAKING GERMAN]

- Juergen, to win this award is extremely difficult, but to win it twice in a row is simply historic. What are your initial impressions?

JUERGEN KLOPP: [SPEAKING GERMAN]

MANUEL NEUER: [SPEAKING GERMAN]

- I think you said, I think this is the best goal of my life. Well, now we know it was also the best goal of the year. How does that feel?

SON HEUNG-MIN: Now, obviously, first of all, thank you very much. It's an incredible feeling, yeah. Scored this goal, and it's already so beautiful. And being shortlist is also a big honor for me. But win this award, this means a lot for me. And what should I say? I'm really, really grateful for everyone who supported me, and-- yeah. Thank you so much.

JUERGEN KLOPP: I'm too old for flying, so it's easy for me to stay humble. And the-- the thing is, I have just a world class team. I work in a world class club with sensational players and people around me. It means it's our responsibility to be as successful as possible, so that's it.

So nobody has to worry that I could get satisfied. I don't really know how that works, so no. But there are no guarantees for success. Your chance-- the only chance you have is to work as hard as you can. If you do that, still no guarantee. But it's the only way that you can get at least a little bit. So that's why we try absolutely everything every day.