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Rummenigge on Neuer: 'He’s the best goalkeeper in the world'

Sat 05 December 2020 | 9:41

Manuel Neuer is the best goalkeeper ever, as indicated by Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, he also supported Lewandowski for the forthcoming FIFA award.

The seasoned Germany shot-stopper has regained his best shape in late seasons after struggling with different injuries. 

Bayern seemed to think of serious alternatives for Neuer's replacement when they marked young

Alexander Nubel

from Schalke this year, however, this was only a reason for more motivation for him, and

Rummenigge

believes he is as yet improving. 

"

Manuel Neuer

is 34 now, and he’s just getting better and better,” he told Bundesliga.com. “He’s like a red wine that matures each year.

“He anticipates pretty much every shot, wherever it comes from, and makes the save. We’ve seen that in the last couple of weeks in the Bundesliga and in the Champions League.

“He’s the best goalkeeper in the world, I think he’s even the best goalkeeper of all time.

“We’ve always had good goalkeepers in Germany, at Bayern, when you talk about Sepp Maier or Oliver Kahn, but I think Manuel Neuer has taken goalkeeping to a new level, and we’re really happy that he’s lining up between the sticks for us."

Another Bayern player who exhibited astonishing performance in the last season is

Robert Lewandowski

The magical striker found the net 55 times within 47 matches in 2019-20 and 15 in 14 this season, he certainly would've won the Ballon d'Or if it wasn't get canceled due to COVID-19 widespread.

Rummenigge was pleased that FIFA hasn't dropped the event.

"Firstly, I think it’s good that FIFA are continuing with the vote this year. It wasn’t clear whether it would happen.

“I spoke with the FIFA president about it a couple of times, I told him that we have this vote every year and football has been played this year, you can’t forget that. The Bundesliga was completed, the major leagues in Europe were all decided, the Champions League was completed, and I told him, if in ten years it says '2021 he won, 2022 he won' but there’s a gap in 2020, for me that would be a mistake that you could still correct.

“And I’m happy that FIFA have brought it back, I hope that Robert wins, he’s had an amazing year, I think Robert Lewandowski is in the form of his life, despite the fact he’s 32 now, but it’s not a foregone conclusion.

“I would like him to win, I hope he wins, he’ll have earned it, but we’ll have to wait and see if he does win it at the end of the day."


source: SportMob