‘It was a great feeling’ – Schweinsteiger thrilled with debut goal

‘It was a great feeling’ – Schweinsteiger thrilled with debut goal

Thrilled with his goal for Chicago, the German midfielder lamented his side’s failure to find a win

Chicago Fire star Bastian Schweinsteiger reveled in his goalscoring MLS debut, but was disappointed his team was held to a draw.

Schweinsteiger took just 17 minutes to open his MLS account, heading in a David Accam cross in the Fire’s 2-2 draw with the Montreal Impact on Saturday.

The former Germany international and Manchester United midfielder was delighted with his goal, yet wanted more than a point out of the clash at Toyota Park.

“It was a great feeling,” Schweinsteiger said.

“Perfect cross off David, header, it was a good feeling, but I’m a little bit sad, not so happy, that we couldn’t win the game.”

Both teams were reduced to 10 men and the Fire needed a 93rd-minute goal from substitute Luis Solignac to earn their draw.

Schweinsteiger played 90 minutes despite his lack of recent game time, having struggled for opportunities under Jose Mourinho at United.

“It’s not easy. I came here I think four, five days ago, but it was okay, I was actually prepared,” the 32-year-old said.

“The training session here was very good, so I will definitely also work on my fitness and to have more power, to put more energy into the game, but I’m actually satisfied.

“It was okay, but everyone can improve.”

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