Difficult times at FC Bayern. What’s next for Manuel Neuer in Munich after the sharp criticism of the interview? From Lothar Matthäus’ point of view, there can only be one decision. Neuer was “no longer acceptable” as captain.
Lothar Matthäus no longer sees a future for Manuel Neuer as captain of FC Bayern and can also imagine the goalkeeper leaving Munich completely. “Manuel Neuer is no longer acceptable as Bayern captain,” wrote the 61-year-old German record player on Sunday in a column on Sky.
“He skied negligently and is now giving an unauthorized interview in which he attacks the club in the strongest terms. Hadn’t he said a few weeks ago that no one was above the club? And now this.”
In an interview with the “Süddeutsche Zeitung” and “The Athletic”, Neuer verbally attacked the record champions’ club management for the separation from goalkeeping coach Toni Tapalovic. As a result, his heart was “ripped out”. At the request of the German Press Agency, Bayern boss Oliver Kahn had announced “clear talks” with Neuer.
“Manuel Neuer – contrary to his own statements – put himself above the club and unfortunately that’s not possible in this job,” said Matthäus about the statements made by the 36-year-old world champion from 2014. The Munich team will be missing Neuer for a long time after breaking a leg.
“I wonder if Manuel Neuer and Toni Tapalovic will work at another club next season. Of course, Neuer still has a huge name and certainly also a market. Even though everyone knows that he has had some serious injuries in the meantime and is no longer the youngest,” said Matthäus and speculated about Neuer’s possible move to his former club. “Of course, a return to FC Schalke 04 would be really romantic. Although, he really ripped their hearts out with his move to Munich.”