Bayern Munich must consider replacing Robben, Ribery & Schweinsteiger, says Lehmann

The former Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund goalkeeper warns that the reigning German and European champions must accept that time will soon catch up on their star trio
Jens Lehmann believes that Bayern Munich need to replace Arjen Robben, Franck Ribery and Bastian Schweinsteiger within the next two years in order to remain the team to beat in the Bundesliga.

The Dutchman, Frenchman and German were all key players in the Bavarians' treble success last season and remain an integral part of Pep Guardiola's team this term.

Nevertheless, Lehmann believes that they will not be able to maintain their current levels of performance for much longer and has advised the Bavarians to start looking for replacements.

"Bayern will not continue to win the Bundesliga year after year because this team will be at its peak in one or two years," Lehmann told Sport Bild.

"They have to replace players like Robben, Schweinsteiger and Ribery at that point. Schalke and Dortmund will have to be ready when that happens to make the Bundesliga interesting again.

"You never know how it will pan out when you replace seasoned stars. There are plenty of examples of where it went wrong."

Robben has a contract with Bayern until 2015, while Schweinsteiger's current deal runs for one more season and Ribery's until 2017.