He’ll be back on the pitch in 10 months.
“Manuel Neuer (37, Bayern Munich) has been cleared to return to action against Mainz 05 this week,” German outlet Kicker reported on Tuesday.
Neuer is arguably one of the greatest goalkeepers of all time. Since joining the Bavarians from Schalke 04 in 2011, he has been a stalwart in goal for the Bavarians. Not only does Neuer have an animal-like ability to make saves, but he also has a very special ability for a goalkeeper. His good footwork allows him to be the starting point for build-ups at the back post. He also fearlessly moves out of his goal a lot to shut down opposing attacks, which makes you feel like he’s a defender instead of a goalkeeper. Thanks to Neuer, the soccer world has come to recognize that a goalkeeper must have good footwork. 스포츠토토
Despite being one of the best goalkeepers in the history of the game, Neuer has received some negative attention since last season. Neuer suffered a serious injury while skiing during his vacation after the FIFA 2022 World Cup in Qatar last November. At the time, Germany was in the midst of an embarrassing group stage exit at the World Cup, and Munich fans criticized Neuer for his lack of self-care.
As a result, the Bavarians were forced to find a new goalkeeper during the winter transfer window and quickly brought in Jan Zomer. However, this summer, Zomer left for Inter Milan and the club had to go through another goalkeeping search.
As a result, Neuer had to spend a long time rehabbing. But now, he’s finally ready to return. The biggest concern with Neuer’s return is how he will play alongside Kim Min-jae. Munich signed Kim this summer from Napoli. He’s been a regular in Munich’s starting lineup since arriving, but he and Neuer have yet to play together. It will be interesting to see how the youngster works with the world-class goalkeeper.