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37 Philipp Lahm Quotes on Success (LEADERSHIP)

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“I have climbed every step of the football ladder, from kicking a ball about in Munich’s Olympic Park to becoming a junior at Bayern, signing professional terms, establishing myself in the first team and taking the captain’s armband.”

Philipp Lahm
Whether we have the best individual players doesn't matter, you have to have the best team.
Whether we have the best individual players doesn’t matter, you have to have the best team.
The most essential quality in the game is passion.
The most essential quality in the game is passion.
Those who have achieved success in football have a degree of responsibility to be open and honest about our 'calling,' our passion.
Those who have achieved success in football have a degree of responsibility to be open and honest about our ‘calling,’ our passion.
Sporting behaviour means fair behaviour. This is the player's task, not the referee's.
Sporting behaviour means fair behaviour. This is the player’s task, not the referee’s.

“They [Arsenal] are fighting for the championship, that’s not a coincidence: I believe they have developed as a team. They’ve become much stronger, the squad is more balanced. And they still play the way Arsenal always play. They want to have the ball, they like playing it short, and they have outstanding individuals.”

Philipp Lahm
After a game like that, a team can either fall apart completely or grow closer together, we chose the latter.
After a game like that, a team can either fall apart completely or grow closer together, we chose the latter.
It is something special when you play a final at home in your own stadium.
It is something special when you play a final at home in your own stadium.
I have played football since I was five years old. This is my core skill and it will always remain so.
I have played football since I was five years old. This is my core skill and it will always remain so.
I'll remember my first league title, my first cup, the Champions League. But also the defeats - that's also part of football.
I’ll remember my first league title, my first cup, the Champions League. But also the defeats – that’s also part of football.

14 Wise Philipp Lahm Quotes on Football that will Make You Think (WISDOM)

“We have always found it easier, and still do, when the opponent plays football as well, when they don’t just think in defensive terms, don’t just sit inside their penalty box. It’s just nicer when the opponent plays football.”

Philipp Lahm
Our sport needs lethal strikers, goalscorers, heroes. But football is much more than the moment of triumph.
Our sport needs lethal strikers, goalscorers, heroes. But football is much more than the moment of triumph.
Scoring first changes everything. It makes everything easier for us.
Scoring first changes everything. It makes everything easier for us.
If you want to measure yourself with Barcelona, Chelsea and Manchester United, you, as Bayern Munich, need a philosophy. That must be the aim of the club.
If you want to measure yourself with Barcelona, Chelsea and Manchester United, you, as Bayern Munich, need a philosophy. That must be the aim of the club.
Big teams need a core of players who have their roots at their clubs, who grow with their clubs and who embody the culture. Representing it on the pitch and outside as well.
Big teams need a core of players who have their roots at their clubs, who grow with their clubs and who embody the culture. Representing it on the pitch and outside as well.

“For me it’s more difficult to play against the quicker wingers, but for the team it’s perhaps more difficult to face players that are good passers, because one through ball can take the whole team out of the game.”

Philipp Lahm
We make adjustments and changes before and sometimes also during the games in order adapt to the opposition.
We make adjustments and changes before and sometimes also during the games in order adapt to the opposition.
AC Milan would never have been the same club without Paolo Maldini or Franco Baresi and they certainly would have never had the same amount of success.
AC Milan would never have been the same club without Paolo Maldini or Franco Baresi and they certainly would have never had the same amount of success.
I played at full-back for 10 years, I enjoyed it, and I had success there, so I can never regret being a defender.
I played at full-back for 10 years, I enjoyed it, and I had success there, so I can never regret being a defender.

“I’m lucky to have played two different positions. But of course the experience I gained as a full back – knowledge of defending, and taking up the right positions, helps me as a midfielder.”

Philipp Lahm
Always being champion, always being at the top every three days, playing great football - it's not that easy.
Always being champion, always being at the top every three days, playing great football – it’s not that easy.
It's obvious that I'd like to keep the captain's armband. The job gives me a great deal of enjoyment. Why should I then give it up by choice?
It’s obvious that I’d like to keep the captain’s armband. The job gives me a great deal of enjoyment. Why should I then give it up by choice?
We should not discuss refereeing performances but support decisions to help their work.
We should not discuss refereeing performances but support decisions to help their work.

“Anybody who has played with Mesut will tell you how intelligent he is as a player. His vision is probably the best I have ever seen and that is why it is so important to have the right striker ahead of him.”

Philipp Lahm

5 Philipp Lahm Quotes on Football Teamwork

“The key is developing your game in both directions: in the build-up, joining the attack at the right moment and also in defence. You have to win the one-on-one situations and need the required pace and technique. These are the decisive factors for a defender.”

Philipp Lahm
Football is teamwork, unity, defence, assists, sacrifice.
Football is teamwork, unity, defence, assists, sacrifice.
The most important thing is that we play as a team. It means to attack together but to defend together as well.
The most important thing is that we play as a team. It means to attack together but to defend together as well.
It's our responsibility as experienced and successful players to manage our powers in order to be able to give 100 per cent in the right moments.
It’s our responsibility as experienced and successful players to manage our powers in order to be able to give 100 per cent in the right moments.
It's not enough to buy good players, one has to develop a team.
It’s not enough to buy good players, one has to develop a team.

4 Philipp Lahm Quotes About Life

I spend too much time sitting in an office. So I need to play sports on a regular basis, that's why I play golf and tennis.
I spend too much time sitting in an office. So I need to play sports on a regular basis, that’s why I play golf and tennis.
In every part of our society, rules have to be questioned and adapted.
In every part of our society, rules have to be questioned and adapted.
I last played in Dubai in the summer of 2009 and it was still over 40 degrees in the evening. It was extremely exhausting and absolute madness.
I last played in Dubai in the summer of 2009 and it was still over 40 degrees in the evening. It was extremely exhausting and absolute madness.
Even if I won so many titles, the first title is not forgotten.
Even if I won so many titles, the first title is not forgotten.

4 Philipp Lahm Quotes on the World Cup (GERMANY)

To grow up and play for FC Bayern Munich and eventually Germany has been truly a dream come true.
To grow up and play for FC Bayern Munich and eventually Germany has been truly a dream come true.
When I think back to the 2006 World Cup on home soil, we came close but nobody really expected us to get very far. We simply lost to a better team and Italy went on to win it.
When I think back to the 2006 World Cup on home soil, we came close but nobody really expected us to get very far. We simply lost to a better team and Italy went on to win it.
Germans have a rich history of playing well in the World Cup.
Germans have a rich history of playing well in the World Cup.
I consider it a privilege and duty to pass on the experience and knowledge I have accumulated in 20 years of experience at club and national team level with Bayern and Germany.
I consider it a privilege and duty to pass on the experience and knowledge I have accumulated in 20 years of experience at club and national team level with Bayern and Germany.

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