Bayern Munich "surprised" at manner of Phillip Lahm announcement

Feb 09, 2017, 00:41
Bayern Munich

He explained his decision and said, "I can continue with my leadership style, giving my best every day, in every training, until the end of the season".

"There were talks and after the talks I came to the decision that now is not the right time to get on board at Bayern", Lahm added.

So while 33 might be a young age for a professional footballer to retire, looking at his achievements it's not a shock that Lahm feels that he has accomplished all that he needs to in his career.

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After making his 501st appearance for Bayern in Tuesday's 1-0 German Cup win over Wolfsburg, Germany's World Cup-winning captain confirmed reports he will stop playing at the end of the season, with a year left on his contract.

"Until yesterday we assumed that there would be a joint announcement on this decision by Philipp Lahm and FC Bayern Munchen".

The German World Cup victor spent 22 years with Bayern and went on to make more than 500 appearances for the Bundesliga giants.

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The Bayern youth product made his senior debut in 2002 and now has over 500 appearances for the German club. I'm capable of this until the end of the season. I'm certain I'll maintain peak form through to the end of the season.

A World Cup victor with Germany, Lahm is aiming to win a record eighth Bundesliga title this season. Having cut his teeth in Bundesliga football during a two-year loan spell at Stuttgart, he made his senior debut for Bayern in 2005 and never looked back.

Lahm has won seven Bundesliga titles, six DFB-Pokal crowns, the Champions League, the Club World Cup and the UEFA Super Cup during his Bayern career.

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Germany's youngest World Cup captain ever when he wore the armband as a 26-year-old in 2010, Lahm had 113 caps and five goals for the national team.

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