Bayern Munich goalkeeper knows that the life of a goalkeeper can get a lonely when things are not going your way, so it was no surprise that the Bavarians’ captain felt for his counterpart on Tuesday.
As Bayern Munich ran roughshod over Tottenham Hotspur in Die Roten’s 7-2 Champions League victory, Neuer could not help himself from looking across the pitch and seeing Hugo Lloris struggling to deal Robert Lewandowski, Serge Gnabry, and the rest of the Bayern Munich offense.
As he told HITC, Neuer did not think there was anything Lloris could do against the offensive onslaught:
I’m a little sorry for Hugo Lloris. He could do nothing and conceded seven home goals. It’s bitter.
In fairness, Lloris was the victim of breakdown after breakdown from the Tottenham Hotspur midfield and defensive units respectively.
Neuer, however, did walk away impressed with the man-of-the-hour, Serge Gnabry:
What more can I say? He (Serge Gnabry) has done everything superbly.
The good part for Neuer is that he will have a nice view of Gnabry and company’s upcoming efforts, so perhaps he will not be caught speechless once again if Bayern should explode for another offensive outburst like its seven goals in London.