Injured Neuer Dismisses Retirement Rumours, Eyes Return
Muhammad Rameez 5 days ago Wed 17th April 2019 | 04:58 PM
Injured Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer on Wednesday quashed rumours of his imminent retirement and says he wants to return in time to face RB Leipzig on the penultimate day of the Bundesliga season
Berlin, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - APP - 17th Apr, 2019 ) :Injured Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer on Wednesday quashed rumours of his imminent retirement and says he wants to return in time to face RB Leipzig on the penultimate day of the Bundesliga season.
Neuer has had a relentless struggle with injury in recent years, and after the club announced that he would give a press conference on Wednesday, there was some speculation that he might be about to end his career.
"We smiled about that," Neuer admitted when asked about the rumours.
"I was out for a whole year last season when I broke my metatarsal and I was on crutches for a long time," he said.
"When you are out for that long, your body has to adapt so you expect to have smaller muscle injuries afterwards." "I actually expected to have a muscle injury earlier this season." Neuer said he knew instinctively that he had suffered a muscle fibre tear when he pulled up during the Duesseldorf game.
The Bayern goalkeeper praised his understudy Sven Ulreich and wants to support the team in the coming weeks.
"Even if I can't play I want to be around the team," he said.
Bayern face back-to-back games against in-form Werder Bremen in the next week.