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Greed to succeed

Cup glory is Schweinsteiger’s sole focus

Bastian Schweinsteiger is uninterested in talk of a treble or matching a record held by Oliver Kahn, as the midfielder’s only current concern is Saturday's cup final. “The team really covets the cup," reported the Bayern vice-captain on Thursday, “it was obviously extremely special in London, but now we're focusing harder and harder every day. We're all utterly determined to win this match."

In previous days, board director for sport Matthias Sammer, prolific scorer Thomas Müller and star winger Franck Ribéry have all discussed at length the historic nature of a possible treble, but it was of no interest to Schweinsteiger. “I'm too focused on Saturday’s match to be talking about the treble or anything else," declared the 28-year-old. The Germany international is poised to match record-holder Kahn's six triumphs in the national knockout cup, “but I honestly didn't know that," he said with a broad grin.