Bayern Munich thrashed Wolfsburg 6-0 away from home to secure mathematically yet another Bundesliga title, the fifth consecutive, and last in Philipp Lahm’s impressive career. Is there something the 33-year-old right-back would love to have done differently?
Eight leagues, 21 titles, yeah ok, that’s great. But not many goals. That could have been better!
Lahm told reporters in a half-humourous mood, while celebrating Bayern’s latest Championship triumph. As for what remains of this season, the last of his career;
Winning the Bundesliga is never a given. I have to enjoy the last few weeks now, every training session. On the final day, I will take everything in. Many people will be in the stadium, my family, friends
the World Cup winner in 2014 said. He was then asked about his career’s highlights, and didn’t think too much before choosing one;
There were many. The first German championship, for example. Even if I won so many titles, the first title is not forgotten. But the really special thing about all these years was the co-operation with the players, coaches, mentors
Last, Lahm was asked whether or not he could reconsider his decision, given that he spent this last season looking super fit, being again a regular in Bayern’s starting lineup;
I can feel it’s the time to retire. I just have that feeling. In training and in games. It will be the right decision
the German said, sure that his playing days are soon to come to an end.