Schweinsteiger believes Germany squad is balanced


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Schweinsteiger believes the right men were chosen to complete the squad.

Germany are being criticised for their squad selection ahead of Friday’s FIFA World Cup qualifying match against Kazakhstan.

Coach Joachim Loew has chose his 23-man squad and 12 of them are from the top two Bundesliga clubs Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund.

And since the unveiling of players, three have already withdrawn due to injury, while Real Madrid’s Sami Khedira is doubtful after picking up a knock in training on Tuesday.

However, Bastian Schweinsteiger is set to return after reaching match fitness.

And the Bayern star defended his manager’s selection policy.

“I do not think that a coach sets up his team so that six players come from one club,” Schweinsteiger said.

“But it is an advantage because you know each other very well. Here in the national team there are many players from Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich.

“However, that is not the reason for how the coach might plan to set up the team. Sometimes this is an advantage. But we have so much quality in the squad and intelligence that it would make no difference.”

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