Perhaps Ollie Kahn's doubts over Lahm's leadership is correct, this is what Kahn said,
"Lahm still has to prove whether he has the leadership qualities for the whole tournament. A World Cup is very long and there are tough phases. As the captain, you must always be positive and courageous. Philipp is a great footballer, but I don’t know whether he is mature enough for this.”
Group D is now wide open and it all comes down to the wire, the final group matches will decide who advances. Germany's attacking football philosophy and talent will suggest that Die Mannschaft will go through.