Neuer doesn't fear forwards as he welcomes "special challenge"

Thu 04 February 2021 | 23:31

Bayern Munich goalkeeper, Manuel Neuer embraces the “special challenge” of facing strikers such as Cristiano Ronaldo, as he claims that the best in the business doesn't frighten him.

Playing in


 and Germany,



has reached his maximum level and earned just about every significant honor he could.

Neuer has announced in 51 magazines of facing the ex-Manchester United and Real Madrid superstar who is currently at Juventus:

“The difference is that I know Cristiano Ronaldo better than many others from our many duels. I'm not saying: 'Oh, here comes Ronaldo, I must be scared.'”

Neuer continued on the “

special challenge

” posed by the one-on-one “

mind game


“Don't get me wrong, I'm not keen on situations like this, I'm primarily thinking of the team, but if I can prove myself, I want to be there.”



presents what a modern-day goalkeeper is all about. The German star is as reliable with his feet as he is with his hands.

He continued on the mentality that he has used during his extraordinary career:

“The striker is the first defender, they always say - I think the goalkeeper should be the first attacker these days.”

Neuer believes it's his job to

“control the space behind the defense”

, with his attempts at the back let players in front of him save energy for when they need it most.

He said:

“The fact that I am practically an energy saver for the team in this way is one of many positive aspects to this side.”


, who assisted Bayern to another treble victory in 2019-20, is back to hunt titles this season as Hansi Flick’s team is trying to hold their Bundesliga and Champions League crowns.



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