Manuel Neuer complains – “I don’t know that at Bayern”
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Manuel Neuer comments on his contract poker at Bayern for the first time. The national goalkeeper is upset about the indiscretions at the record champions. And irritated by the commitment of Schalke’s Alexander Nübel.
Es to be the last major contract of his career. But whether Manuel Neuer and FC Bayern can agree on a collaboration beyond the summer is questionable. According to media reports, the 34-year-old goalkeeper should demand a five-year contract and 20 million euros in annual credit.
Neuer contradicts this in an interview with “Bild am Sonntag”: “It is completely clear to me that it is utopian to nail the club to a five-year contract as it is supposed to be in the room. At 34, I can’t see how I’m going at 39. That is why this finality, which was publicly suggested, makes no sense at all. “
Rather, it is about having a “win-win situation” with which everyone is happy: “I want to achieve my performance, be there for the team and do everything we can to ensure that we have maximum success – with 100 percent Passion. The prerequisites have to be right for that, that’s what it’s all about. “
In particular, the contract extension with trainer Hansi Flick was “a signal” for him that he was “very pleased”, said Neuer: “Hansi is a great trainer. How he deals with the players, how we play football, but also how the atmosphere under him is in the team – that really convinced me. ”
The captain of FC Bayern was annoyed, however, that information from the contract negotiations was apparently targeted to the media. “I don’t know that at Bayern,” said Neuer.
“It was always important to me to be able to work with the employees in management positions in a spirit of trust – as loyal as I am to the club as a player and captain. If things are now apparently targeted, it is something that affects the area of ”appreciation”. “
The engagement of Alexander Nübel, 23, currently with Schalke 04 under contract and from summer on Bayern’s salary list, also irritated Neuer: “He is a good goalkeeper, no question. I understand the transfer in perspective, although we already have a strong number two in Sven Ulreich. He would be the regular goalkeeper in many other clubs. “
As long as he is performing himself, “I will also play, I firmly believe that,” Neuer emphasized.