Löw confirms Lahm as captain, Schweinsteiger as deputy

German Football
By German Football May 28, 2010 20:02

Löw confirms Lahm as captain, Schweinsteiger as deputy

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Bayern Munich defender Philipp Lahm will captain Germany in the absence of the injured Michael Ballack, while Manuel Neuer will be the starting goalkeeper at next month’s World Cup, the coach, Joachim Löw, said today.

“Lahm has played in his position with great class and will take over the role of captain,” Löw told reporters at their Italian training camp. He appointed the 24-year-old Neuer as the team’s first-choice keeper, with Tim Wiese as second choice and Bayern Munich’s Hans-Jörg Butt third.

“Bastian Schweinsteiger, on the pitch, will play the role of Ballack and interpret it in his way while Philipp Lahm will become captain. Schweinsteiger will be the vice-captain,” Löw said.

What do you think about Löw’s choices? Does Lahm have what it takes to captain the German team?

German Football
By German Football May 28, 2010 20:02
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  1. Fahad May 28, 20:51

    Hail Germany….the coach didn’t make the wrong choice…Lahm & CO. will step up to the task.

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