First came Neuer’s account:
“He was fine until I saw him acting strange. Then he came to me and said ‘Manu, let me play as the goalkeeper’.”
Lahm’s eye-witness report came next, upping the ante slightly:
“I wasn’t worried at first, he played normally. But things started when he came to me and said he wanted to take the captain band from my arm.
“I thought ‘what’s going on here’. When he wanted to trade shirts with the ref I thought ‘it’s enough now’.”