What makes it so beautiful is that even without that gold medal around his neck, Bastian Schweinsteiger is a champion in all senses of the word. The great man’s courage, intensity and above all keen sense of sportsmanship make him the ideal role model for any aspiring footballer. His story so far is a testament to the success that can be garnered from practicing the art of adaptability and perseverance. There has never been a World Cup winner more deserving of the honour than the young man from Kolbermoor, who had once wanted to ski all day on the mountains of Bavaria. Bastian Schweinsteiger, you beauty, take a bow.
Dich spielen zu sehen war ‘ne Offenbarung
Philipp nie vergessen wir deinen Namen
“There probably won’t be a better time to say goodbye. Germany captain Philipp Lahm celebrated his country’s 2014 World Cup victory with his teammates in front of half a million people surrounding the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin. Five days later, Lahm called time on his international career. He may have been one of the smallest players physically, but on the pitch Lahm was always one of the biggest forces. Now his time in Germany colors is over and a gap is left in his absence. That this decision comes for Lahm at the age of 30 after the greatest footballing success demands nothing but respect. After all, not every great player has made a similar choice. Lahm won’t be forgotten in football’s history books. He’ll continue to go on the title chase with Bayern Munich in the years ahead, and without the strain of international trips. He deserves it.
Just as he did in his 113 international caps, Philipp Lahm has once again done everything r i g h t.”
"I am happy and grateful that the end of my career end with the national team coincides with winning the World Cup in Brazil," -Philipp Lahm
Thank You, Captain!
Sometimes Lahm is just breathtaking. He doesn’t make any mistakes. Is he a machine? No, Weber, Schulz, Höttges, in my day, they were machines. Philipp Lahm is an a r t i s t.