Bastian Schweinsteiger insists he is in better shape now than he was during the 2014 World Cup where he helped Germany to a 2-0 win over Hungary.
The Manchester United midfielder had not played since suffering a knee injury while training with his national side in March and returned from injury as a 68th-minute substitute,
A first-half own goal from Adam Lang and an effort from Thomas Muller in the second-half saw a dominant Germany side cruise to a comfortable win at Schalke’s Veltins-Arena home on Saturday.
Speaking about his fitness, he was pleased to finally get some minutes under his belt.
“Twenty-five to 30 minutes has done me good,” he said.
“90 minutes is too much for the first game. I am fitter going into the Euros as I was two years ago going into the World Cup.”
It’s been a tough season for Schweinsteiger as far as injuries are concerned, it’s great for fans to see him back in action and he’ll be hoping to impress new boss Jose Mourinho at Euro 2016 this summer.
He has plenty to offer but hasn’t been able to keep himself fit. His long-term future at Old Trafford is uncertain as Mourinho plans an overhaul of the squad and should be looking to hit the ground running next season as he returns back to full-fitness.
Bastian helped lead his side to success in the World Cup in 2014 and will be hoping to lead them to victory one more time in the European tournament.