Pep Guardiola heaps praise on Philipp Lahm

Bayern Munich captain Philipp Lahm celebrates winning the Champions League at Wembley Stadium on May 25, 2013
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Bayern Munich captain Philipp Lahm is "one of the best right-backs in history", according to the club's head coach Pep Guardiola.

Outgoing Bayern Munich head coach Pep Guardiola has insisted that Philipp Lahm is "one of the best right-backs in history".

Aside from a two-year loan stint with Stuttgart, 32-year-old Lahm has spent his entire professional career with Bayern.

Having worked alongside him for the last three years, Guardiola had nothing but positive words when asked about Lahm's influence.

"I am very happy to have Lahm in my team team. He understands absolutely everything about the game," he told reporters.

"He is one of the best right-backs in history. He is a giant. One of the best memories of my time here in Munich will be that Lahm was my player."

Lahm has made 474 appearances for the Bavarians, from which he has scored 14 goals.

Pep Guardiola follows the game during the Champions League round-of-16 second leg between Bayern Munich and Juventus on March 16, 2016
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