Philipp Lahm, the German national team captain, has criticized on the termination of the European Championship qualifiers after the end of the season. "This is very unfortunate," so Lahm.
Munich (SID) - Philipp Lahm, Captain of the German national football team, has criticized on the termination of the European Championship qualifiers after the end of the season. "We three weeks have had no competitive game after the last Bundesliga game on the weekend." "This is obviously very unhappy," said the captain of Bayern Munich in the show focus on sport of Bavarian television.
The DFB selection plays in the qualification for the EURO 2012 in Poland and the Ukraine on 3 June in Vienna on 7 June in Baku against Azerbaijan and Austria. In addition, an international match in Sinsheim to the FIFA World Cup fourth Uruguay is on 29 may on the program.
For Lahm and his colleagues from the national team this means that they can at least go their trip after returning from Baku on 8 June. Most starts preparing for the new season again then the end of June. The positive of the situation is only, so Lahm "that we can relax again a few days before the games." And then it goes right off with the qualifiers. "And then we have our right holiday."
National coach Joachim Low will appoint his squad for the treble on Thursday. The actual German Captain Michael Ballack will miss probably again. This hinted at last. The national team meets on 26 may in Frankfurt/Main to the preparation of the three games.
In terms of Bayern Munich said Lahm before the last match of the season on Saturday (3: 30 pm / sky and Liga total!) against the VfB Stuttgart, that it is good that we have achieved our target, # 3. "This takes the pressure off the shoulders of the players."
Basically, the season was run but "disappointing". "A championship is won on the defensive," said the 27-Jahrige overlooking the shaky defence of Rekordmeisters: "We have made too many mistakes, have played too aggressively, for too much always the way forward."
The criticism of the two captains of the Bavaria - in addition to Lahm is this still Bastian Schweinsteiger - left sees the international: "Allows you to can deal." "It is normal that you stand in the criticism, if it is not running," said Lahm, adding: "I know that Bastian and I run the role well."