Bastian Schweinsteiger has today reflected on the growing realisation that he and Bayern Munich are having to Javi Martinez’ value.
Martinez moved across to Bavaria last summer in a protracted transfer from Athletic Bilbao, has helped the Germans win the League and reach the finals of both the Champions League and German Cup.
For his midfield partner, the Spanish international’s €40m fee looks more and more like money well spent.
“Every day we see more clearly how important his signing was, the quality that he has, all that he gives us,” commented Schweinsteiger to reporters today.
“Our understanding in midfield? Working with the Coach, we have come to better understand each other every day. He has adapted well to the group and to Munich.
“The Bavarian lederhosen also suit him very well…
“It is increasingly clear that with his move to Bayern, we have caught a big fish.”