Philipp Lahm retires from the Germany National Team
Philipp Lahm has announced earlier today that he won’t be playing for the Germany National Team anymore. The 30-year old footballer had the chance to represent his country in 113 occasions over the past 10 years, having scored a total of 5 goals in all those games.
At the age of 30, Lahm revealed that he felt that this was the right time to step away from the international scene. Germany wrapped up their 4th World Cup last week, after beating Argentina in the final by 1-0, thanks to a goal scored by Mario Gotze in the second-half of extra-time.
Lahm: “This is the perfect time for me to say goodbye to the German Team. I had already made the decision that this 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil would be my last tournament for Germany“, stated the Bayern Munich athlete.
The highly versatile 30-year old also received a thanking note by the President of the German Football Federation, Wolfbang Niersbach, who outline how important Philipp Lahm has been for the German Team through the contribution he gave on the pitch, but also for the way he behaved off the pitch and how he became a role model for many youngsters.
A few days ago, the German newspaper “Bild” had already disclosed that Lahm was about to announce his retirement from international football, but the rumor only ended up getting confirmed earlier today.