Winning the World Cup has only made the Bayern Munich man’s appetite for success all the more insatiable.
Bayern Munich star Bastian Schweinsteiger says is desperate for even more success, despite winning the World Cup with Germany during the summer.
The midfielder has spent much of this campaign on the sidelines due to injury but boasts a formidable collection of titles, including seven Bundesliga crowns and a Champions League title with the German champions.
And the 30-year-old has said there is still no relent in his hunger for silverware.
“With the world title, I’ve become even greedier,” he admitted to Focus. “I won’t be bored of winning for a long time.
“I now know how to win big titles and what it feels like to lift a trophy in the air. I want to have many more of these moments.
“I would even say that winning titles is addictive.”
Schweinsteiger confessed that previous heartbreak made the 1-0 World Cup final win over Argentina in Rio in July all the sweeter.
“In 2012, we were brutally punished in the Champions League final against Chelsea. I lay on the field with the national coach crying after we beat Argentina because I felt justice. And I want that feeling more. Much more.”
‘Schweini’ also admitted that he has tried to talk club-mate Philipp Lahm out of international retirement, but to no avail.
“Every day I tell him he should play for Germany again, but so far I’ve had no success.”
Now back to full fitness after knee issues, the new national team captain is on line for his eighth Bundesliga title as Bayern currently lead the division by a healthy seven-point margin.