The German goalkeeper revealed the reason for his choice to rest for their next Champions League match.
, who has decided to rest for their Champions League match againstAtletico Madrid
, told their website:
"I will of course watch the game. The important thing is that you can rest. Especially with the punishing schedule of recent weeks and months, it's difficult to take breaks. I'll recover, maybe I'll just rest a bit, and get back in goal next game this weekend againstRB Leipzig
The 34-year-old, who has wowing their opponents on the pitch with his saving skills, talked about his great from saying:
"It has to be said that I have a lot of confidence in the people in front of me. I'm very grateful for the players in front of me - no matter who it is now in our back four, in defence. We always try to perform the best we can together - and that's why I'm having so much fun at the moment, playing under this coaching team and with all the players. I think that we're very confident in ourselves, you can see that we just have a great team on the pitch, and for me personally it's because of this that I'm never afraid to do what I have to do in the game. Instead, I'm very brave and always try to make the right decision."
Later Neuer spoke of
FIFA's World Goalkeeper award
for which he received a nomination adding:
"Of course, as a goalkeeper, that makes you very proud, but I think it's also an appreciation for us as a team. I'm very grateful to be part of a great team with really good players, especially in front of me in defence. When it comes to an award like this, it's not just a success for me personally, but for the entire defensive unit. That's a good feeling. It also shows that we've done a great job in Europe - in Lisbon and in the Champions League in general. We can be proud of ourselves."