He’s just… Basti. A loyal warrior for both club and country, who, even though he gets criticized all the freakin’ time, has shown remarkle fighting spirit and great skills throughout his entire career. He might have had problems with injuries in the past few years, but then again, that man’s able to rise out of nowhere, suddenly deciding a match on his own. I mean, he could be having a form crisis and then, all of the sudden, when it’s least expected, he scores an amazing freekick or provides a splendid assist.
People call him “average”, but he’s not. It’s hard to explain, but he’s just so important and due to his loyalty and charisma of a true fighter, he gets respected and admired. I don’t know when exactly the “Fußballgott” chants started, but to me personally, they just seem right, that man deserves a lot of praise! He’s the boss, a gqbamf, a predestined leager and simply a precious human being. I’m glad that I was able to follow his career so far and I’m looking forward to keep watching him.
Happy 30th birthday, Bastian Schweinsteiger!