Influential German midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger has compared star striker Mario Gomez to former Chelsea hitman Didier Drogba.

The Ivorian international caused the Bayern Munich star much distress last month, after scoring an equaliser in the Champions League final then slotting home the winning penalty at the Allianz Arena.

Gomez was also on the losing side that night, and Schweinsteiger believes the comparison between the two players is a good one, given their efficiency in-front of goal.

“The good thing with Mario is that he needs almost zero chances and still scores, just like Didier Drogba. I would put those two more or less on the same level,” said Schweinsteiger.

“Mario has had a very good season, as you could see against Portugal and Holland his goals are a precious commodity for us. We also have Miroslav Klose waiting in the wings, they are different players, but other countries would be happy to have such talent.”

Gomez has 25 goals in 54 games for Germany, and has started ahead of Miroslav Klose in both group games thus far in the competition.

The Lazio striker is five goals short of Gerd Muller's national team record, but will have to wait for his chance in the starting XI if Gomez can maintain his fine form from the games against Portugal and Holland.

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