LAHM: I MAY RETIRE THIS SEASON

Full back and captain for Bayern Munich, Philip Lahm has said that he may have to retire once the season comes to an end.


Lahm, who has been with Bayern since 2002, going on loan for VFB Stuttgart between 2003 and 2005, has so far spent 11 years at the team, aside loan when loaned out.

With Bayern Munich, he has won so many awards, titles and cups during his time at the Allianz Arena. However, at the beginning of the season, the midfielder suggested that he could hang his boots once the season comes to an end in 2017, despite being contracted to Bayern for one more season.

This term, has so far seen him being rotated by Carlo Ancelotti and the 32 year old believes a retirement by May, may not be a bad idea after all.

"Of course, retiring at the end of the season is something you can ponder. I cannot rule that out. I already said nine months ago that I could retire in 2017 and this has not changed.

"The season still has seven months or so to go and a lot can happen in that time."

At the top of the Bundesliga competition table, sits Bayern after playing 10 games, which comes on the heels of their unbeaten start into the competition.

If they are able to come off with another title this year, it would be their fifth crown in a spin and Lahm's eighth throughout his career at the club.

However, Lahm insists that the decision to retire in May, would depend on his condition at that time, and not on the number of silverware lifted.

"My future does not depend on how many titles we win, it depends on how my body feels, and then I will make a decision on my future," he added.

Lahm still has a contract with Bayern until 2018, so he believes that would be enough time to make a decision.

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