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Lahm will not retire yet, he still has four years left in him – Martinez

Javi Martinez is confident Bayern Munich captain Philipp Lahm will not retire just yet and has backed his ability to keep playing until 2020.

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Lahm suggested this month he could retire at the end of the 2016-17 season, but Martinez feels the former Germany international still has plenty to offer.

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“Philipp is still looking so young and fresh,” Martinez told Bild .

“He will not retire just yet, I simply do not believe that. Philipp has to keep playing. I’d say he still has four or so years left in him.

“Age is not relevant in football. I used to play with Aritz Aduriz at Athletic Bilbao. He is 35 now and is playing like a youngster.”

Lahm has been heavily linked with the position of sporting director once he ends his playing career and Martinez believes his team-mate would suit the role.

“Everybody respects him, the players, the fans, the club bosses, even the journalists,” Martinez added.

“He is a very responsible guy, so I do not see a reason why he could not become sporting director.”

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