Joachim Low is not willing to rule out Bastian Schweinsteiger from playing for Germany in Euro 2016.
Schweinsteiger suffered another ligament injury this week leading to concerns over whether he might miss the rest of the season as well as the European Championships in France.
As downbeat as Low is about the injury, he is refusing to rule Schweinsteiger out at this moment time.
“It’s bitter,” Low said.
“Bastian was on the right track. I know that he has been looking forward to his time with the national team and the two friendlies. I have told Bastian that I have not written him off for the European Championship.
“The tournament does not start tomorrow. There is still time, we don’t have to make a decision today. Bastian is a top professional, his attitude has role-model character. I know that he will give it his all to return to full fitness for the tournament.”
It’s good news to hear Low speaking positively about Schweinsteiger’s potential inclusion in Euro 2016 but doesn’t gloss over the frustration surrounding his latest injury setback.
I personally think it’s a big blow for United’s push towards the top four spots this season because of his natural leadership skills but it remains to be seen what the official confirmation of his injury is.
Here’s hoping Schweinsteiger won’t be out for the rest of the season but I’m remaining a bit pessimistic on it at this stage given how many problems he’s had this season.