Schweinsteiger: I will not retire any time soon

The experienced midfielder has made it clear that he still has a few more years in him and is eagerly anticipating the second half of the season


Bayern Munich midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger has insisted that he is not thinking about retiring from professional football just yet and aims to keep playing for at least three or four more years.

The 30-year-old has been plagued by physical problems in recent seasons, but he is adamant that he still has plenty to offer and is delighted to have returned to full match fitness after missing the start of the 2014-15 season.

“I think I can keep playing at the highest level for three or four more years,” Schweinsteiger told reporters.

“I am really happy that I managed to return to full match fitness and that I managed to make a few appearances before the winter break.”

Schweinsteiger’s contract with Bayern is due to expire in June 2016, but he has not thought about a renewal for now.

“I don’t know whether there have already been talks [between Bayern and my agent].

“I am relaxed about the situation and I am focusing on what matters most. That’s all I can do. I just hope that we will have some great games in the Champions League and will be challenged in the Bundesliga as well.”

The Germany international has made eight appearances in all competitions so far this term, scoring once in the process.

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