Magath hails Pizarro return
By Thomas Zeh
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Bayern Munich coach Felix Magath hailed Claudio Pizarro's return to action.Bayern Munich coach Felix Magath hailed Claudio Pizarro after the Peru international marked his return from injury with two goals.
Back problems had sidelined the striker for several weeks, but the big South American needed only 24 minutes to open his account from close range against leaders Wolfsburg on Tuesday evening.
He went on to complete his double by netting from Owen Hargreaves' free kick shortly before the break.
Magath, whose team are now only one point behind Wolfsburg, acclaimed Pizarro's contribution.
"Claudio is a very important player for us, he keeps the ball very well and forces several opponents to look after him," said Magath.
"With him in the team we are a different force which is much more dangerous up front."
Pizarro, who turned 26 earlier this month, was understandably happy with his impressive comeback.
He said: "Today we made a great game and I am very happy about the three points for us and the two goals I scored."
The striker also praised Bayern's back-up staff, saying: "I got excellent treatment by the club's medical department and also I am not back at 100 percent yet, I am able to play without feeling any pain."