Schweinsteiger: We want more
The Bayern Munich star made his debut for Die Mannschaft
in 2004, but has never lifted any silverware with his national side,
despite featuring in three semi-finals and the Euro 2008 Final.
Having finally gone one better in Brazil, Schweinsteiger feels this
is the boost his side needed to continue in the hunt for more trophies
“This will give us hunger now, absolutely,” he said.
“We want to do it again at the next tournament. The important thing
is that the young guys have the experience of this tournament and we
will go to France (for Euro 2016) and try and do it again for sure.”
Germany had the sixth-youngest of the 32 teams participating at this year’s Mundial, with an average age of just 26.3 years.
Yet Schweinsteiger believes a good blend of youth and experience in the side will help.
“It won’t be easy because we have a young team,” said the 29-year-old.
“But we have some players like Philipp Lahm, Mesut Ozil and Per
Mertesacker who have the experience. This mix makes a big difference.”
Schweinsteiger is still celebrating Germany’s “special” victory in
South America after they became the first European country to lift the
trophy on the continent in four attempts.
“We are the first European team to win the title in South America, the first team from Europe so it has been special,” he said.