Attention is being paid to whether Manuel Neuer (37), goalkeeper for German professional soccer team Bayern Munich, will make his comeback almost a year after injury in the Bundesliga game against Darmstadt 98 this Saturday (local time).스포츠토토
If he does appear, there is interest in what kind of chemistry he will have with Kim Min-jae (26), who joined Bayern this season and immediately took over as the starting center back.
Neuer broke his leg while skiing and underwent surgery after Germany was eliminated in the group stage at the Qatar World Cup last December, and worked hard to return through intense training.
Neuer was rumored to feature in last weekend’s league match against Mainz, but that did not materialize. He did not attend this week’s Champions League group match against Galatasaray in Türkiye for training.
Neuer, who is aiming to be the starting goalkeeper at the European Football Championship (Euro 2024) to be held in his country next year, must play in the game as soon as possible and improve his condition.
He has not played since the last match of the Qatar World Cup group stage against Costa Rica on December 1 last year.
Neuer has maintained his position as Germany’s ‘number one’ goalkeeper for over 13 years since his international debut in June 2009. He has played 117 games for Germany and was a member of the 2014 World Cup winning team in Brazil. But now his place is taken by Barcelona’s Marc-Andre ter Stegen.
The captain’s armband was also handed over to Ilkay Gundogan.
Newly appointed coach Julian Nagelsmann announced that Gundogan would continue to serve as captain even if Neuer returns.
According to Reuters, Bayern Munich coach Thomas Tuchel was asked on the 24th whether Neuer would return this week, saying, “We need to talk to Manuel. “It is clear that he wants to play,” he said, without giving a clear answer.