Germany head coach Joachim Low urges that Manuel Neuer still holds the desire to win more silverware with club and country.
Manuel Neuer will be able to keep his top form “for a few more years” as per Joachim Low. The German veteran has been an idol for the world of football for his 17 notable career years. As we all have witnessed, he has lifted copious major silverware with Bayern Munich and his country equally. Many have said that his spot as Germany’s first-team goalkeeper has come to an end. However, Low has a different opinion regarding his main man who has aided the nation time and time again.
Ahead of Germany’s clash with Romania in the World Cup Qualifiers on Sunday, Low spoke of Neuer’s longevity to the press. He told the reporters: “At the moment he makes a completely well-trained impression. He’s turned 35, he’s had an incredible career so far. He is highly motivated, still has big goals, is hungry for titles, so I think he can play at this level for a few more years.”
Competition is rising for his spot in the Germany team.
At present, there are three goalkeepers who could potentially replace Neuer in the national team. Barcelona sensation Marc-Andre ter Stegen has been closely following Manuel’s footsteps for a spot for No.1. With his incredible season run at Camp Nou, he is probably the best substitute for consideration for Low. Along with him, Arsenal’s Bernd Leno and Eintracht Frankfurt’s Kevin Trapp are the other two options for the head coach.
Since making his debut for Die Mannschaft in 2009, Manuel Neuer has racked 97 games for his country. His recent appearance was in their 3-0 win against Iceland on Thursday and he looks forward to making it to the game versus Romania. The Bayern stopper won the Golden Glove after Germany’s impeccable run in World Cup 2014 in Brazil. He also has a Confederation Cup winners’ medal pinned to his name and defines his career trajectory