Originally written on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 10/25/14
Bayern Munich coach Jupp Heynckes says he is delighted to be able to select Bastian Schweinsteiger to face Wolfsburg on Friday, and dismissed recent criticism of the Germany international. Germany's World Cup winner Olaf Thon claimed that the 28-year-old's career is on a downward spiral and predicted he will soon lose his place for club and country. However, Heynckes believes he is still the best midfielder in the world, and he will not be taking any notice of Thon's criticism. "For me, Bastian Schweinsteiger is a big strategist, a director," he said. "Just as a film director has his script, he has his match plan. "Just look at Barcelona, the club everybody measures themselves against. They have a certain Sergio Busquets who is a fantastic player and he has never dribbled in his whole life. "Why not? Because you have got to have somebody who shifts the play and can link up. That is precisely what Schweinsteiger does, which is why I am not paying any attention to this criticism....
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