Michael Ballack used to be one of the indispensable players for the German national team.
The former Bayern Munich and Chelsea midfielder claims that Bastian Schweinsteiger has now taken up the mantle. The Manchester United midfielder scored a late goal in the nation’s opening game at the Euro 2016 against Ukraine. Even though this goal came late in the game, it was mightily important since it provided some breathing space for Germany. The nation was coming under severe criticism in recent months following their poor performance in friendly games. Schweinsteiger was forced to miss the recent matches due to a knee injury.