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Meyler wants to face Schweinsteiger
07 Oct 2015 09:09
David Meyler will ignore Bastian Schweinsteiger's glittering CV if he gets the chance to go head-to-head with him in the Republic of Ireland's Euro 2016 showdown with Germany.
The 26-year-old Hull midfielder, who played at right-back in the 1-1 draw with the Germans in Gelsenkirchen almost a year ago, could get the nod in the middle of the park when the sides meet at the Aviva Stadium on Thursday evening with suspensions and injuries taking their toll on Martin O'Neill's squad.
If he does, that could bring him into direct contact with a man who has won almost everything there is to win in the game, although he insists he will not be fazed by the challenge.
Meyler said: "Schweinsteiger has done it for a long time at the top level - he's been around, he's won a hundred and odd caps, he's won a World Cup, he's won the Champions League, he's won several Bundesliga titles, so you look at players like him and you aspire to be like that and achieve what he's achieved.
"But at the end of the day, if you are given an opportunity to play against him, it's just me v him and I have got to get on top of him, I have got to get the better of him."

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