Bundesliga – For Schweinsteiger, pressure is on Dortmund before he meets Bavaria

The Bundesliga shock could be decisive in the title race on Tuesday. Society sees a small advantage for its old club.

German world champion Bastian Schweinsteiger sees the pursuers, Borussia Dortmund, under pressure ahead of the shock at the Bundesliga on Tuesday (06:30) against defending champion Bayern Munich.

“It’s a situation where Dortmund has to show that it wants to be a top team”, said the former Bayern midfielder in his new role as an expert for ARD. “The title at the end of the season depends on this particular match.”

Schweinsteiger: “The empty stadium is an advantage for Bavaria”

Schweinsteiger considers the Munich team a favorite, with a four-point lead at the top of the standings. Of course, BVB has it “excellent players” like Erling Haaland, Jadon Sancho, or Julian Brandt, though “the Bavarian has players who can decide games by leaving the bench”, said the 35-year-old former player.

The winner of the Champions League 2013 also considers it an advantage for his former team to Signal Iduna Park “will be empty”. A stadium that previously made a strong impression on the visitors.

Finally, Schweinsteiger regrets the upcoming departure from World Cup hero Mario Götze from Dortmund this summer. “It’s very, very unfortunate, I think. We all know that Mario Götze was a great talent when he was younger. Today, 27 or 28 years, these are the best years. The best in Europe, I hope he finds one club to play in. “