Heynckes optimistic over Neuer’s World Cup possibilities

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Bayern Munich coach Jupp Heynckes believes goalkeeper Manuel Neuer has a superb probability of recovering in time for the World Cup.

Information 11 Could 2018, 17:56 IST





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Manuel Neuer
Germany and Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer

Manuel Neuer has not performed since September however Bayern Munich coach Jupp Heynckes believes the goalkeeper may be able to go to the World Cup with Germany.

Neuer continues to be recovering from a foot damage sustained in September that has left him unable so as to add to the three Bundesliga appearances he recorded firstly of the season.

Deputy Sven Ulreich has excelled in Neuer’s absence, barring a pricey error towards Actual Madrid within the Champions League semi-finals, with different choices accessible to Germany coach Joachim Low together with Barcelona primary Marc-Andre ter Stegen.

Neuer was in aim as Germany received the final World Cup in Brazil 4 years in the past and Heynckes believes the 32-year-old can return to maintain his place for Russia 2018.

“Kingsley Coman is making enormous progress,” Heynckes mentioned at a information convention forward of his remaining Bundesliga sport in cost, towards Stuttgart on Saturday.

“Issues are additionally trying good for Manuel Neuer. He was in aim throughout attacking drills yesterday and is doing every part in coaching that a fashionable goalkeeper wants to have the ability to do.

“I am very optimistic that Manuel Neuer will make Germany’s coaching camp. We’ll know subsequent week whether or not or not he might be within the squad for Berlin. However, from what I’ve seen right this moment, I am assured he might be an choice.”

Ought to Neuer be unavailable, Low may additionally flip to Bayer Leverkusen’s Bernd Leno, Timo Horn of Cologne or Kevin Trapp, though the latter goalkeeper has misplaced his place at Paris Saint-Germain.

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