Bastian Schweinsteiger is fully over his injury problems and is hoping to get more minutes for Germany at Euro 2016.
The Manchester United midfielder came off the bench after 90 minutes against Ukraine and scored within two minutes to seal a 2-0 win for Germany.
Having spent so long out injured for Man United this season, Schweinsteiger is itching to get back into action but as good as his goalscoring antics were, it was far from the plan behind his substitution.
“It wasn’t really the plan that Bastian was going to surface so far forward,” Joachim Low revealed. “We sent him on to try to calm things down.”
Speaking about his chances going forward, Schweinsteiger said: “It’s just incredible. After all the injuries something like this happens. I can’t play 90 or 120 minutes yet but I’m feeling like I can play.
“I feel really good. I think if I stay healthy I’ll be able to play. I hope I can play some more.”
From Man United’s perspective, Schweinsteiger having a strong tournament at Euro 2016 is the best thing we could hope for. He’s been out of form all season and it’d give him a platform to build on during pre-season under Jose Mourinho but it very much depends on whether he can remain injury free or not.
History tells me I should be cautious about Schweinsteiger and try not to get excited by anything because he’s most likely going to pick up another injury at some point but here’s hoping that doesn’t happen.