Langer, however, still has ambitions of his own.
"I would love to play another time," he said.
"At the same time I realise it would be difficult to achieve that. I would then be 49 and we have a lot of great young players.
"It will be difficult to make the team outright but nevertheless I believe I can do it.
"I will give it my best shot. I have a very competitive nature - I love to play under pressure."