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ESPN – Bastian Schweinsteiger or Xabi Alonso? Bayern’s midfield dilemma

Bayern Munich are back on the training pitch with a big schedule coming up over the next month for the Bundesliga champions. Do you remember the never-ending debate in England of how best to fit Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard into the same midfield? It proved the curse of a succession of England managers that these two supremely gifted midfielders, often failed to perform alongside each other for the Three Lions. What on earth does this have to do with Bayern Munich? Well, Pep Guardiola currently has a similar quandary of his own to ponder with a misfiring midfield duo, two talented greats of the game both boasting…

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