Bench ok for team player Schweinsteiger

24 June 2012 02:17

Germany midfield dynamo and team vice-captain Bastian Schweinsteiger says if he has to sit out a match on the bench then he will do so with good humour and a sense of duty.

"To be honest, the ankle is worrying me, especially when I explode off it," says the 27-year-old struggling for full fitness.

"I would have no problem with that," said Schweinstaiger after Loew dropped forwards Mario Gomez, Lukas Podolski and Thomas Mueller for the win over Greece.

"We rotated a few people against Greece.

"People like Marco Reus, Jerome Boateng, Andre Schuerrle and Miroslav Klose came into the team, for them it was very important they had the backing of their team mates.

"Something like that is not self-evident in every side."

Source: AFP