Hitzfeld: Sad if Bastian Schweinsteiger misses Euros

Former Bayern Munich manager Ottmar Hitzfeld says Germany need Manchester United Bastian Schweinsteiger at the Euros.

The midfielder suffered a knee setback last week and fears his season is over because he has torn medial ligaments in his right knee.

“It would be sad for German football if he is were out of the Euros because this tournament is still a great goal for him,” Hitzfeld told Abendzeitung.

“That would be a big loss for the national team. Also, a human loss – for Bastian is the captain and holds the team together. He is still an absolute role model.”

“If he gets match practice and, therefore physically fit, he is still a highly intelligent player.”

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