Already ending his international career with Germany right after their latest World Cup success, Bayern Munich defender, Philipp Lahm is ready to officially step back from the playing field as well.
That plan was announced by the player himself right after his side’s 1-0 victory against Wolfsburg in DFB Pokal match last Tuesday.
Explaining to the media, Lahm stated that he already told his retirement plan towards Bayern officials stating that he won’t be able to sustain his leadership playing style beyond the current season.
The 33-year-old said that his style, which includes showcasing leadership by giving his best not only during games, but also via training daily is not something that he can continue much longer.
Knowing his own condition, the former German skipper believes that once he won’t be able to produce the level of performance he normally deliver, there shouldn’t be much reason in continuing.
An interesting decision indeed that Lahm makes as it won’t be that easy for his team to find his replacement next summer, notably in that leadership department.
Current Bavarian coach, Carlo Ancelotti himself previously still expecting that his skipper will stay for much longer, but it seems that it’s just a vain expectation.
Having already proving his worth in ending his international career, it looks like there’s no stopping Lahm this time around in calling his football playing time over.