Winning the World Cup would be a dream, says Schweinsteiger

The Bayern midfielder believes he is reaching his physical and mental peak and is hoping to improve on his country’s third place finish at each of the last two World Cups

Bastian Schweinsteiger has set his sights on winning the World Cup with Germany, claiming it would be a “big highlight” of his career.

Joachim Low’s men are one of the favourites to lift the trophy in Brazil this summer and have been drawn alongside Ghana, Portugal and USA in Group G.

Schweinsteiger has already experienced great disappointment in the tournament, having finished third in the last two World Cups. 

And the midfielder, who won the Champions League last season with Bayern Munich and could do so again this term, is hoping to take home the big prize this summer.

“The Champions League and the World Cup are the two biggest titles in the world,” he told Kicker. “Of course I would also like to win the second. I always wanted to be in this position – responsible for success and failure. 

“The World Cup is a big highlight of my career.”

The 29-year-old believes he is experienced and reaching his physical peak and spoke highly of his partnership with club and national team-mate Philipp Lahm.

“The advantage of my current situation is that the level of experience and physical condition is about the same,” said Schweinsteiger. “As a footballer, that is the best and most beautiful time.

“Philipp and I are now an establish team and we know each other’s moods and tendencies and those things are important for success.

“We’ve both been through a lot together. Losing the Champions League final at home [to Chelsea in 2012] was certainly something that has bound us together.”

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