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Philipp Lahm appreciates Joachim Löw’s tenure, excited about the next chapter for Germany

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Germany will have a different look and feel after this summer.

Federal conference of the German Football Association Photo by Arne Dedert/picture alliance via Getty Images

Many people are looking forward to seeing what lies ahead for the German national team, but first Joachim Löw will close down his tenure with an appearance at the European Championships.

Former Bayern Munich and Die Mannschaft legend Philipp Lahm is one of those observers who is waiting to see what direction the DFB will go in for the hire (even if everyone assumes it will be Hansi Flick).

Still, Lahm appreciates what Löw has done in his time at the helm of Germany and respects what the 2014 World Cup winner has achieved.

“Firstly he’s had an unbelievably successful time. If you look at the time from 2006 to 2016 we reached at least the semi-final in every major tournament, that’s sensational. A big era is coming to an end,” said Lahm in an interview with Bundesliga.com.

When it comes to Löw’s successor, Lahm was cautious to not assume it would be Flick, but acknowledged that it was a chance for the team to work with another voice.

“There will be changes then, new players coming in, a new influence from a new coach, that’s normal. The German national team has always got a good squad, we’re a footballing nation, we always bring good players through. We see it now as well, we’ve got good players, experienced players. We’ve got players playing in Germany, players playing internationally at top clubs. I’m not worried at all.”