Philipp Lahm’s great­est games

“MANY OF THE BAY­ERN TEAM WHO WON AT WEM­B­LEY IN 2013 WERE HOME­GROWN PLAY­ERS THE SIDE’S HEART AND SOUL”

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Ger­many 4 Costa Rica 2 June 9, 2006 World Cup

“I’d say play­ing at a World Cup in your own coun­try is prob­a­bly one of the most thrilling things you can ex­pe­ri­ence. The most im­por­tant tour­na­ment in foot­ball in front of your own sup­port­ers... it was fan­tas­tic. On top of that, to score in my home town in the open­ing game of the tour­na­ment was the jewel in the crown. Don’t for­get, I wasn’t ex­actly known as a goalscor­ing ma­chine!”

B Mu­nich 1 Chelsea 1 (3-4p) May 19, 2012 Cham­pi­ons League Fi­nal

“My mem­o­ries of the 2012 fi­nal are not that great, ob­vi­ously. How­ever, it was in­cred­i­ble to play a Cham­pi­ons League fi­nal in your home town – and in your own sta­dium – against Chelsea. It was an out­stand­ing event, with the wrong re­sult. It was a night when we didn’t have the best of luck in the shootout.”

B Dort­mund 1 B Mu­nich 2 May 25, 2013 Cham­pi­ons League Fi­nal

“A year later, we won the Cham­pi­ons League tro­phy at Wem­b­ley. Many of that team were home­grown play­ers who were its heart and soul. It’s al­ways im­por­tant to have play­ers around that have the club as a whole at heart, and who can trans­mit it to other mem­bers of the team. There’s al­ways a pul­sat­ing heart, as we say in Ger­many, that is sur­rounded by top-class in­di­vid­u­als.”

Ger­many 1 Ar­gentina 0 July 13, 2014 World Cup Fi­nal

“We got to the semi-fi­nals at the 2006 World Cup, the fi­nal at Euro 2008, the semi-fi­nals at the 2010 World Cup and the semis again at Euro 2012. Then the mo­ment comes when you want to win a ti­tle more than ever. My dream came true in 2014. It was an amaz­ing feel­ing to climb the steps and lift the tro­phy in an arena like the Mara­cana.”

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