German famous football star Philipp Lahm announced to retire from Bayern Munich football team after the 2017/18 season, leaving the top-flight football club that he has worked a long term for it. The publishing of the news shocked all German people and people of the other countries. On February 2, 2017, the captain Philipp Lahm received a bunch of flowers as a footballer of Bayern Munich completed his 500th appearances for the football club. Nevertheless, these flowers celebrating the 500th appearances become the beginning of farewell. He, beyond people’s expectations, announces, “I will end my playing career at the end of this season.”
The contract between Bayern Munich and Philipp Lahm will expired in the summer of 2018. But, this time retirement is the same as the retirement from Germany national football team.
Philipp Lahm has illustrated on this issue, “I began to consider this issue from one year ago and asked myself every day. I will keep the best status not only on sports field, but also at all matches before the end of this season. It’s the best I could do.”
A journalist asks that why he refused the invitation of Bayern Munich to take the position of German team’s manager. He answers that we have discussed about the issue. It’s not the moment to take this position.
Not only is Philipp Lahm’s decision beyond the expectations of football fans, but also beyond expectations of Bayern’s top officials.