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Veh impressed by Meier form

Eintracht Frankfurt manager Armin Veh has lavished praise on Bundesliga's joint top-scorer Alexander Meier.

Meier, 29, has been a revelation for his club this season hitting nine goals from midfield already.

The former Germany Under-21 international's form has played a key part in the newly-promoted Frankfurt's rise up the table to third place, equal on points with second-placed Schalke.

"He has never been as good as he is now," Veh said.

Meier hit two more goals in the 4-2 win over Augsburg last weekend - his third brace of the season.

"It's about time he scored a hat trick," Veh added.

The Frankfurt boss' opinion is clearly shared by the rest of his squad with captain Pirmin Schwegler and striker Karim Matmour also rushing to compliment their team-mate.

"It's madness," Schwegler said. "I would always bet on a Meier brace."

While Matmour added: "Our number nine is Alex Meier. He is always there in the box when it matters."

The midfielder, however, is refusing to get carried away by his own or his club's form this season after experiencing relegation with the team in 2011, despite having picked up 26 points during the first half of the season.

"It is not important who scores the goals. It is important we bag the three points," Meier said. "We need 40 points first, what happens after that does not matter."

Frankfurt's next game is a top of the table clash against Schalke on Saturday.


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