Next Game

Hoffenheim v Bay Munich

Saturday, 18 April 2015, 14:30

German Bundesliga

Last Game

FC Porto 3 - 1 Bay Munich

Wednesday, 15 April 2015, 19:45

Champions League Quarter Final

Bastian 'hungrier than ever'

Bayern Munich midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger remains "hungrier than ever" for success after completing a bumper treble-winning campaign with the Bundesliga club.

Last Updated: 09/06/13 at 12:51 Post Comment

Bastian Schweinsteiger: Wants more success

Bastian Schweinsteiger: Wants more success

The 28-year-old Germany international was a key figure in the Bayern squad which claimed the league, DFB-Pokal and Champions League trophies.

Schweinsteiger, who has spent his whole senior career with the Bavarian club, knows the arrival of new coach Pep Guardiola heralds another new chapter.

Pictured with the 13 trophies he has won in his career, Schweinsteiger told Germany's Bild am Sonntag newspaper: "To see them all grouped together is really, really nice - it makes me hungrier than ever.

"My title hunger has increased by winning the title, not decreased.

"It is certainly very good for the self-confidence. We will go into the new season with our heads held high.

"We have a world-class coach arriving and I'm definitely excited, but we start all over again under Pep Guardiola and the past counts for little."

Schweinsteiger also suggested that one successful season, coming as it did three years after Bayern last picked up a trophy, does not mean they are the best side in Europe.

"In my eyes, Barcelona are still number one in Europe," he said, in spite of Bayern's 7-0 aggregate victory over the Catalans in the semi-finals of the Champions League.

"They have been incredibly consistent in Europe for the past six years. We cannot claim just after winning one big title that we are now number one in Europe."

Schweinsteiger did reveal that missing out in the European final to Chelsea a year ago, especially on home soil, provided the spark which ignited such a successful last 12 months.

"I can still remember all of the sad faces of the players in the dressing room," he said.

"From that we developed spirit, which we have benefited from this season and we are going to benefit even more from it in future.

"We know each other better now and we have built up mechanisms, like Barcelona, where everything works in perfect harmony.

"One cog turns the other. We are going to see even more of that with Bayern in future."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

C

AMPAIGN, CAMPAIGN it's a clearly a CAMPAIGN

mario for pm
Chelsea's poor 'respect' rating

S

epp Blatter really is very, very good at this isn't he? Terrible human being, but really good at it.

megabrow (cufc)
Blatter 'like Jesus and Mandela'

N

ot sure about the Lowry reference; I think he'd have been more at home in those atmospheric black and white pics of Joy Division moping about an apocalyptic Manchester setting.

ash_75
Football People On TV: Paul Scholes

Footer 365

PFA Women's Player of the Year: The Contenders

We take a closer look at the PFA Women's Player of the Year nominees.

Yaya Toure not leaving Manchester City, says Manuel Pellegrini

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini has leapt to the defence of Yaya Toure and says the midfielder is going nowhere.

Wayne Rooney set for deeper Man Utd role at Chelsea

Louis van Gaal could move Wayne Rooney into defensive midfield at Chelsea after losing four Man Utd players to injury.

Mail Box

Wenger's Titles Down To United Woes...

Well, it's certainly one theory. Man United fans are out in force - decrying Wenger and defending FFP. We have mails on Coquelin, Coutinho and Mediawatch...

Mailbox: The Pros And Cons Of FFP

The mailbox has gone a little bit serious as they debate the pros and cons of FFP. Does it create a closed shop or opportunity? Plus, POTY nominations and...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company