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Ballack slams rival Lahm for lack of respect

Veteran Michael Ballack on Thursday slammed his main rival Philipp Lahm for the Bayern Munich star's handling of questions surrounding who will captain Germany in 2011.

After an ankle injury in May ruled the 34-year-old Ballack out of the World Cup, Lahm took over the skipper's arm-band and led the Germans to third in South Africa.

Ballack returned to the Bundesliga at the start of the season, after four years with English side Chelsea, and joined Leverkusen, but a serious knee injury, on only his third game back, saw him miss the rest of 2010.

Lahm said after his World Cup success that he hopes to remain in charge when Ballack returns, but the veteran has said Lahm was wrong to go public on the matter and should have spoken to him personally.

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karim4962d ago

LOL,gotta love the media,he didn't "slam" him he just said he was wrong for going public

4962d ago