Bastian Schweinsteiger: Treble well within Bayern Munich's reach

Bayern Munich holds a 10-point lead in the Bundesliga, but Bastian Schweinsteiger has backed his old side to clinch the treble this season.

Published : May 31, 2020 16:29 IST

Bastian Schweinsteiger has backed Bayern Munich to win the treble
Bastian Schweinsteiger has backed Bayern Munich to win the treble

Bastian Schweinsteiger has backed Bayern Munich to win the treble

Bastian Schweinsteiger believes Bayern Munich is well equipped to win a Bundesliga, DFB-Pokal and Champions League treble this season as he considers a return to football.

Bayern has picked up where it left off in the Bundesliga since the league restarted following a two-month pause due to the coronavirus pandemic, winning all four games -including a 1-0 victory over title rival Borussia Dortmund.

Hansi Flick's side sits 10 points clear of Dortmund at the top of the table, and will face Eintracht Frankfurt for a place in the DFB-Pokal final, while it looks to be heading for the Champions League quarterfinals after beating Chelsea 3-0 in a one-sided first leg.


With Bayern holding such a large advantage in the Bundesliga, and holder Liverpool having been knocked out of the Champions League, Schweinsteiger thinks his former club has every chance of completing a treble.

"In a European comparison, it is a super team," Schweinsteiger told Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung. 

"They can win the Champions League, especially since Liverpool has already [been knocked out].

"In the DFB-Pokal you also have a home game against Frankfurt. Even if the home advantage is no longer so great without a spectator, you know your own pitch better."


Schweinsteiger, a treble-winner with Bayern in 2012-13, retired from football in 2019 after two seasons with the Chicago Fire in MLS.

The 35-year-old revealed he is considering a path into coaching, though for now he is content to analyse matches as a TV pundit.

"If something interesting comes up at some point that I enjoy, I'll think about it," he said. "But when I do something, I want to win and get something done.

"It suits me very well to analyse games, after a long career in which I was constantly asked to have more time for the family."

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