?Bayern Munich and Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer has hit back at his critics after enduring a disappointing start to the season for club and country.
In September 2017, Bayern Munich’s captain suffered an injury setback as he fractured his foot, leaving him sidelined until April after several delays in his recovery.
Having only completed three Bundesliga matches and one Champions League fixture, Neuer was thrusted into Germany’s starting lineup for the World Cup. The 2014 World Cup winners subsequently crashed out of the tournament at the group stage and Neuer’s disappointing performances were criticised, with particular emphasis on his costly mistake against South Korea which led directly to a goal.
However, despite receiving further criticism for his performance in Germany’s 3-0 loss to the Netherlands
Speaking to Kicker, Neuer said: “
Marc-Andre ter Stegen should play over Manuel Neuer. It’s time. Been time for a while really.
— Lars Pollmann (@LarsPollmann) October 13, 2018
All eyes will be on Neuer as Germany take on World Cup winners France in group A1 of the UEFA Nations League on Tuesday evening. Löw will be hoping his side can respond well to their 3-0 loss against the Netherlands and put in a more accomplished performance, as has become expected from Die Mannschaft