The Bayern Munich captain has admitted that it would be "awful" to lose the Champions League final at the Allianz Arena but insists they have more belief after their 2010 loss
The Blues travel to Munich to face Bayern in the Champions League final without the England centre-back, who is suspended having seen red for an off the ball incident, but Lahm does not believe his absence will hurt Roberto Di Matteo’s men.
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"It simply wouldn't have happened to me. Why? Because as captain, I do everything for my team. That would have harmed them and I would not allow that to happen.
"But that's down to him. Our only focus is on winning and we are not too interested in who might be playing for Chelsea or who might not be.
Lahm also admitted that it would be a relief to be able to leave Munich to join up with the Germany squad for Euro 2012 if Bayern were to suffer defeat at the Allianz Arena, their home stadium, on Saturday.
"Lose it in my house? That would be awful for all of us, but me in particular," Lahm said.
"I'm from Munich. I was born here in this town. As well as a Bayern player, I am a supporter and I know what it means to everyone connected with the club.
"I would have to think about locking myself away if it wasn't for the fact that the national squad fly out to the European Championship straight after the final. Thank goodness for that. But I'm confident I wouldn't have that problem, anyway. We are only thinking about winning."
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Chelsea will play in the Europa League next season if they fail to win on Saturday, having fallen to sixth place in the Premier League, and Lahm did not anticipate the Blues enjoying the experience.
"It would be very bad," Lahm opined. "Very bad. In 2007, we were fourth and only in the Europa League, and that felt very bad.
"Chelsea is comparable to Bayern Munich. We're both always used to playing in the Champions League so, if you're thrown into the Europa League, that's bad.”