Philipp Lahm: Carlo Ancelotti has tried to stop me retiring everyday

The Blues boss wants his side to focus on their remaining matches including the FA Cup final

The Blues boss wants his side to focus on their remaining matches including the FA Cup final

Alonso made 114 global appearances, forging a reputation as a solid tackler, cool under pressure with a heavy dose of Basque charisma.

Philipp Lahm has lifted the lid on his well known versatility trait in an interview with the official Bundesliga page, ahead of his final game for Bayern Munich at the weekend. The list of his achievements is nearly endless and, speaking ahead of his final game against Freiburg on Saturday, Lahm admitted that even he himself struggles to identify one particular highlight.

Lahm is ready to bring the curtain down on a playing career in which he has won nearly every trophy in club and global football.

"I've had time to enjoy the ending".

"What will I do on my first day after retirement?"

"I'll remember my first league title, my first cup, the Champions League". The 2008 European Championship final against Spain, the 2010 Champions League final against Inter Milan, the infamous 2012 Champions Final "at home" against Chelsea, followed quickly by a semi-final defeat to Italy at the Euros that summer. "However, my first competitive appearance for the club in the Champions League was an unforgettable moment".

As for his future, Alonso plans to pass the test to ride a motorbike, take a break from football and travel with his family. It was a meaningless game and I only played for about three minutes in the Olympiastadion. I have weekends for the first time in 18 years.

In 15 years at Bayern, Lahm has won eight league titles, as well as the FIFA Club World Cup and the Champions League in 2013.

Lahm will lift the Bundesliga trophy for the fifth time as captain and the eighth in his career - equalling the record for most title wins held by Bayern legends Oliver Kahn, Mehmet Scholl and Bastian Schweinsteiger.

I love his professionalism and his quality.

"I've played over 500 games so there's obviously a lot of special moments", he said.

The former Germany worldwide, a World Cup victor in 2014, is retiring from the professional game following Bayern's final Bundesliga fixture of 2016-17 at home to Freiburg this weekend.

With the Bundesliga decided, Bayern Munich's trip to second-place RB Leipzig had less meaning.

"Philipp Lahm leaves the Bundesliga undoubtedly as one of the outstanding players in German football history".