Beckenbauer Voices Opinion On Next Captain

Following the conclusion of the 2014 World Cup and Germany’s superb campaign playing at the international stage with a team that managed to run past everything in their path with a string of impressive performances from every single player in the team, they truly deserved to lift the World Cup trophy and claim the honor of being called as the best squad in the world.

When the Germans went on celebrating their title it was announced that Phillip Lahm was going to retire from playing at the international scene as he was going to simply focus on performing with his club, Bayern Munich and now questions are being asked as to who is going to become the next captain of the German team.

The former Bayern Munich player Franz Beckenbauer voiced his opinion concerning who is going to be named as the next captain of the German as he stated that Bastian Schweinsteiger is the logical choice.

“Schweinsteiger for me is the logical successor to Philipp Lahm. He’s a leader; he won a lot of sympathy for his incredible versatility in the World Cup final. The whole team is raised by such a fighter. And, as deputy to Lahm, he knows the captain’s role already. Mats Hummels should be vice-captain to Schweinsteiger. Manuel Neuer is a great personality, but a coach prefers an outfield player as they can better influence the action.”

Beckenbauger continued on saying that without Phillip Lahm in the team, Germany will struggle and that he was surprised when he found out that Lahm decided to retire from playing at the international level as Phillip Lahm is still needed by his country even at his 30 years of age.

“I would have understood it by many, but not Philipp Lahm. At 30 years of age, he is still desperately needed. He is the one who can divide the forces, no matter what position he plays in.”

Not only does Schweinsteiger play a pivotal role for his country Germany but also for his club Bayern Munich as he is the vice-captain of the team and Schweinsteiger is next in line of turning into the captain of Bayern Munich when Phillip Lahm decides to hang up his boots and retire from playing professional football but he still has a few more years left in him before stepping down.

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