Farewell to Lahm and Alonso

Bayern Munich skipper Philipp Lahm admits coaching role is unlikely

So with a combined 12 league titles, three Champions Leagues, eight domestic cups, two World Cups and two European Championships and 227 global caps between them, it'll be interesting to see who tries to fill the boots of Lahm and Alonso over the next decade.

'I just hope that the fans will remember me as a good footballer'.

Carlo Ancelotti has said he will substitute Philipp Lahm and Xabi Alonso shortly before the end of Bayern Munich's final game of the season to allow fans an opportunity to pay their respects to both ahead of their retirement.

Speaking to business magazine Sponsors, Kroos said: "In the Bundesliga, I will definitely not play anymore, that chapter is finished".

The report proved to be true, meaning Lahm, who skippered Germany to the 2014 World Cup then retired immediately, will wear the red of Bayern for the final time tomorrow when the Bavarians welcome Freiburg to the Allianz Arena for the final day of the season.

And amidst the glittering successes, there have been some truly bitter defeats.

"Philipp Lahm has written football history".

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Lahm will play his final match for the Bundesliga champions on Saturday (May 20) in the season finale against Freiburg - almost 15 years after he made his debut for the club. "The club would like to thank Philipp Lahm for the awesome performances he has shown for Bayern".

Lahm spent his entire career at Bayern Munich, after joining the German giants as an 11-year-old.

So what now? Ever since Lahm announced he would be retiring, rumors have circulated regarding his future.

"It will be an exciting day for me, I'm really looking forward to [my last Bundesliga game]".

"I'll have to see how my life pans out and what happens from week to week".

"But you never know what's going to come your way", he continued, philosophically.

The World Cup-winning Germany global has spent the last three seasons at the Bernabeu and has become an integral part of head coach Zinedine Zidane's starting line-up since the Frenchman took the top job with Los Blancos. I want to do other things, meet new people, learn about different areas.

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