Lahm: "Thomas Müller and Manuel Neuer are leading FC Bayern!"
Created: 08/10/2022, 2:35 p.m
By: Caroline Metz
Thomas Müller and Philipp Lahm at the 2017 championship celebration © Christian Kolb/ MIS / IMAGO
Former Bayern captain Philipp Lahm sees Thomas Müller and Manuel Neuer as the leaders in the Bayern squad – and looks forward to opponents Borussia Dortmund.
Munich – FC Bayern is in top form at the start of the Bundesliga.
In the past there was rumor, Lewandowski and the club delivered an ugly tug at the departure of the star striker.
The end of the last season didn't go as planned either, the Champions League exit was particularly painful.
The fans and club are all the more happy about the good start of the new Bayern squad: victory in the Super Cup against RB Leipzig 5:3, winning the first Bundesliga match against Eintracht Frankfurt 6:1.
That's exactly what Thomas Müller predicted - at the start of the Bundesliga he made it clear that FC Bayern wanted to continue to set the tone.
Philipp Lahm considers FC Bayern "unique in Europe"
One person is not at all surprised by the record champion's will to win: Philipp Lahm.
The former Bayern captain followed Bayern's game against Eintracht Frankfurt live in the stadium.
Of course, he keeps an eye on the development of his former club: "The winning mentality was developed and passed on over generations," said Lahm in an interview with "kicker": "Especially about the former players who have been running this club for 40 years.
Where else is this?
The people of Munich are unique in Europe.”
Thomas Müller and Manuel Neuer as leaders of the record champions
Lahm also has an assessment of who is currently leading the club: his two world champion colleagues Thomas Müller and Manuel Neuer.
"They are the leaders that a team needs," said the 38-year-old.
The record champions also have other “excellent players, but these two set the tone and radiate their attitude to the other players”.
The former captain is impressed with how the club is currently compensating for the departure of Robert Lewandowski.
Nevertheless, he still sees the new line-up in the testing phase: "I remain curious: it can work, but it doesn't have to.
Julian Nagelsmann now has to show how he can develop the team.” Everyone is excited to see which line-up coach Nagelsmann will rely on in the coming weeks and months.
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge relies on Thomas Müller as the new top scorer in the Bundesliga.
Can rival Borussia Dortmund keep Bayern at bay?
But Lahm also believes that Bayern's supposedly fiercest competitor can develop well.
With transfers like that of national player Niklas Süle, rival Borussia Dortmund could also succeed in creating “such a core” of leading players, said Lahm: “The reinforcements can create an axis there that is enormously important for every team.” Stay put hope that an exciting Bundesliga with many hours of glory awaits the fans.