Germany manager Joachim Löw has revealed Bastian Schweinsteiger is still doubt for the final Euro 2016 qualifier match against Georgia on Sunday night (11 October), after the midfielder suffered a thigh injury during the warm-up of the 1-0 defeat to Republic of Ireland last Thursday. Löw claims that the Manchester United star has already "returned to do some light running exercises" ahead the match although suggesting he will only make him play if he is fully fit.
Louis van Gaal is sweating over the fitness of the player ahead of the next Premier League trip to Everton on Saturday, 17 October, as Ander Herrera and Michael Carrick and are also doubt. The Spaniard missed the game against Arsenal just before the international break while Carrick has returned to Manchester with a groin problem after been withdrawn from Roy Hodgon's squad.
In this sense, Manchester Evening News reported that the two midfielders and as well Wayne Rooney and Marcos Rojo may be available for the game at Goodison Park.
Meanwhile, United official website said earlier this week that Schweinsteiger could be a doubt for the match at Everton following the injury he suffered before the loss against Republic of Ireland. But Löw has now given some hopes to van Gaal after revealing he may even be ready to play against Georgia.
"Bastian has returned to do some light running exercises. A decision on whether he can play or not will be made at short notice," he said as quoted by the German Football Federation website.
The world champions need a point to secure the qualification for the Euro Championship following their defeat against Republic of Ireland. And asked about his line-up for the crucial game, Löw admits everything will depend on the availability of Schweinsteiger.
"We'll have to wait and see if Bastian Schweinsteiger is fit. If he is 100% fit, then he will start. Otherwise, I don't think I need to make many changes. We have a lot of players who can play a number of attacking positions and who need this attacking freedom in order to assert themselves."