Bastian Schweinsteiger Passes Like Xavi And Andres Iniesta - Mario Gomez

Posted by admin on Monday, 24 January 2011

Mario Gomez believes Bastian Schweinsteiger plays passes that only Xavi and Andres Iniesta could match.
Joint Bundesliga top scorer Mario Gomez has come out with plenty of praise for Bayern Munich team-mate Bastian Schweinsteiger, who he believes is among the very best ball-players in the world.

"Sometimes he plays world class passes," the striker said, according to Spox. "Such passes maybe three players in the world can play: Xavi, Iniesta and he."

Gomez also commented on the positioning of Schweinsteiger in the Bayern line-up, which as of late has been a hot topic of conversation.

"How Schweini plays the No. 10 role, for me, is world class."

In recent months, Schweinsteiger has been deployed in a central playmaking role, which coach Louis van Gaal has admitted is not his best position, but is for the better good of the team. In an advanced position on Saturday, the natural defensive midfielder nonetheless set up two of Gomez's three goals as Bayern completed a 5-1 rout of Kaiserslautern.