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Quotes from voters in this week's Associated Press Global Football 10


LONDON — Quotes from voters in this week's Associated Press Global Football 10:

Tom Timmermann, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, United States

"There will never be a more emphatic No. 1 than Lewandowski, whose five goals midweek against Wolfsburg may be the performance of the season. Lewandowski just makes you shake your head in amazement."

Ubiratan Leal, trivela.com, Brazil

"Tottenham and Fiorentina are that kind of team that seems to be always trying to prove how competitive they are for the big stage. For both, taking care of (the) league leader in 4-1 victories are good signs about these teams' capabilities."

Mike McGrath, The Sun, England

"Scoring five goals in a game is incredible. Getting them in nine minutes is almost impossible. Reaching his century of Bundesliga goals capped off a great week for Robert Lewandowski. "

Manos Staramopoulos, Demokratia, Greece

"It is a great achievement for a player to reach 100 goals in a league. Robert Lewandowski, who within five days managed to score seven goals, reached 100 in Germany. He is rightly considered a world-class center forward."

Francois Colin, De Standaard, Belgium

"With five goals in less than 10 minutes against Wolfsburg and two more goals against Mainz, Robert Lewandowski is the most prolific goalscorer of the moment."

Tito Puccetti, ESPN, Argentina

"Tottenham finally discovers the real Eric Lamela. A worker in defense and a striker who put his signature to the rout of Manchester City."

Soren-Mikael Hansen, Politiken, Denmark

"A lot of remarkable performances are all overshadowed by Robert Lewandowski. Five goals in nine minutes in a match between leading teams in one of the world's toughest leagues - repeat it to yourself and realize how amazing that is!"

Marco Monteverde, News Corp. Australia

"Bayern Munich scored eight goals in the past week, and Robert Lewandowski netted seven of them, including five in nine minutes against Wolfsburg. That's nothing short of superb."

Umaid Wasim, Dawn Newspaper, Pakistan

"Being top of the Serie A table for the first time since 1999 shows how Paulo Sousa has turned things around at Fiorentina — Sunday's win at Inter reaffirming their status as genuine title contenders."

Colin Udoh, SuperSports, Nigeria

"'If the Ballon d'Or were to be awarded on the basis of one game this week, Hatem Ben Arfa would run away with it. His play was extra-terrestrial."

Peter auf der Hyde, author and lecturer at Southampton Solent University, England

"Tottenham did not enjoy the best start to their season, winning just two of the opening six matches. They found their form against the 'want-to-be' champions Manchester City and scored an emphatic victory."

Jonathan Johnson, beIN Sports USA, France

"Fiorentina top Serie A after an impressive week. The Gigliati beat struggling Bologna at home before going to Milan to hand Internazionale their first defeat of the season, a result which moved them above Roberto Mancini's men."

Aurelio Capaldi, RAI Sport, Italy

"Bayern had an amazing start and they seem to be unstoppable: 21 points after the first seven games. They couldn't have done better than this and Robert Lewandowski scored seven goals in the last two games. Very impressive."

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