By FOX Sports Staff
There were detractors when Gotze joined Bayern Munich from Dortmund last season, claiming that the star midfielder should have stayed at his boyhood club for his development as a player but Lahm believes that Gotze will continue to grow as a player with the treble winners.
"If you're a truly great player, then you belong to the best club in Germany and that is Bayern Munich. His move was a logical step," he told reporters.
"If you have the chance to go to Bavaria, then you take the chance, especially as a young player, they use it to develop themselves."
New coach Pep Guardiola is currently leading the team in their preseason training and Lahm revealed that they are not going through a makeover, but are adjusting their game to suit the former Barcelona coach's style.
"We have to work in the coming weeks to achieve better coordination. We are working on correcting the little things, however, we are not re-inventing our game.
"Again we have very good opportunities to win titles. We have certainly not gotten worse since last year, but the quality in the Champions League is extremely high. In addition, we are now the hunted. Everyone wants to beat the defending champions. It is exciting."
Lahm also gave his outlook on the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and discussed the possibility of whether it would be his last as a player.
"The teams from South America will have an advantage because of the climate. Brazil are one of the favourites, but we will compete again," he added.
"I am now almost 30, the best age for a defender. I feel fit and am almost never hurt, but so much can happen in four years. Allow me to surprise you."