Bastian Schweinsteiger doesn’t have much experience of playing in local derbies, with 1860 Munich spending the past decade in the second tier of German football. Bayern Munich faced their locals rivals on just three occasions, as a result, Schweinsteiger is looking forward to getting some derby day action on Sunday against Manchester City.
I am definitely looking forward to the derby against City. I think it is something very special and we should be very happy that we have two big clubs in one city that are also playing in the Champions League. I remember when I was in Munich we were always looking for that, but the other team at 1860 Munich didn’t play so well! [Laughs] We were always looking for a derby but it was sadly not possible. Here, we can play lots of derbies and I am very happy about that.