“Few would ever consider describing Lahm as the best player in the world. That is a title that is exclusively the preserve of the likes of Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Luis Suarez and Neymar … It seems unfair, though, to suggest that what Lahm does somehow requires less talent, less ability. To read a game, to have the instinct to understand exactly what is about to happen in three, five, ten seconds into the future: that is a gift. To be able to tune into the subtle rhythm of a game, to perceive the pattern of play, to twist it and contort it just a little to give your side an infinitesimal advantage: that is a gift. To make what you want to happen, happen: that, too, is a gift, and it is a gift Lahm has in abundance.” - ESPN’s Rory Smith
"The most essential quality in the game is passion."
-Philipp Lahm, Germany National Team 2004-2014. Captain.
Mats Hummels might become Germany’s new team captain after Philipp Lahm.
"Mats Hummels is such an intelligent and great boy, who has a convincing appearance - not only as central defender, you can send hime everywhere"
- Wolfgang Niersbach (DFB - President)