Lahm Looking For UCL Triumph Under Ancelotti

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Philipp Lahm is eager to win a second UCL title and is hoping new boss, Carlo Ancelotti is the man to deliver that, as he looks to retire soon.

The Bayern defender and captain won the trophy in 2013, but has crashed out of three consecutive semifinals of the competition.

Ancelotti has won the trophy three times as a manager, and with Guardiola leaving for City and the Spaniard his replacement, Lahm is hoping he can deliver a much awaited UCL trophy to the Allianz Arena.

“I would like to win the Champions League again,” Lahm told the club’s official website. “But if it does not happen, I cannot change it – I will always look back on a career that has just been fun.

“I really had a good time, but I still have a little bit left! Ancelotti is an experienced coach, a top international coach, who has won the Champions League on a number of occasions.

“I’ve already had many top international coaches, and now I’ve got another one. This is a beautiful thing.

“For me, towards the end of my career, this is an absolute highlight.”

Despite Guardiola’s shortcomings in the Champions League, Lahm insisted the Spaniard had taken Bayern to new heights.

Lahm continued: “He’s taken us to another level in terms of tactics. We’ve lined up with a back three, a back four, a back five and did so well against Juventus in the Champions League last 16 without any recognised centre-backs.

“He has won three German championship titles in a row. That’s not to be taken for granted either.”



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