Bastian Schweinsteiger calls for German dominance

Bastian Schweinsteiger Germany World Cup winner

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World Cup winner Bastian Schweinsteiger insist Germany have the “hunger” to go on and win Euro 2016 in France after securing glory in Brazil.

The midfielder helped Joachim’s Low’s men to their fourth world title on Sunday against Argentina in a tight affair settled by Mario Gotze’s extra-time winner in Rio.

The Germans had stunned the footballing world with the manner of their 7-1 semi-final demolition of Brazil before going on to keep Lionel Messi quiet in the final at Estadio Maracana.

At 29 years of age the Bayern Munich star is one of the elder statesmen in the Germany squad and he believes the mix of youth and experience will serve them well in future tournaments.

Schweinsteiger said: “This will give us hunger now, absolutely.

“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.

“It won’t be easy because we have a young team. But we have some players like Philipp Lahm, Mesut Ozil and Per Mertesacker who have the experience. This mix makes a big difference.”

Germany’s qualification campaign for Euro 2016 sees them take on Republic of Ireland, Scotland, Poland, Georgia and Gibraltar in Group D as they look to follow up world glory with European success in two years’ time.

Germany are 1.11 favourites to win their qualification group while Poland are 9.50.

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