There is no squabble over the captaincy of die Mannschaft...
Injury forced Ballack out of the World Cup this summer, but after Lahm skippered die Mannschaft to the semi-final, in which they were narrowly beaten by Spain after extra-time, there has been widespread speculation that the full-back may get the nod on a permanent basis.
Lahm has therefore been forced to come out in the media to assure fans that there is no on-going feud between himself and Bayer Leverkusen veteran Ballack.
The Bayern Munich star, who has indicated his desire to retain the captaincy of the side, told German Eurosport: “For me, there is absolutely no problem. Neither of us have said anything serious. The next time I see Michael, everything will be normal.”
Germany’s European Championship campaign begins in September, by which time coach Joachim Loew will have had to have made a decision.