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Bayern Munich’s Manuel Neuer savors another title, but will miss former teammates

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Losing friends and teammates is never easy, but Manuel Neuer appreciated his time spent with players like Jerome Boateng, David Alaba, and Javi Martinez.

FC Bayern Muenchen v FC Augsburg - Bundesliga Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images

In a recent interview with the club website, Bayern Munich star Manuel Neuer gave his thoughts on the team’s recent Bundesliga title and how he will miss those players who are leaving the club.

“Very sad, I have to say. In my career so far, I’ve only won one trophy without the boys, the Cup with Schalke in 2011,” Neuer said. “I even became European U-21 champion in 2009 with Jerome. I can only thank them. They know they’ve made friends for life here in the past few years. You always meet each other again in football and in your career after playing.”

FC Bayern Muenchen v FC Augsburg - Bundesliga
Manuel Neuer will miss David Alaba.
Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images

Neuer thanked his outgoing teammates and staffers for their hard work and dedication with a speech at the team’s quarantine camp.

“I gave a speech at the quarantine training camp in Grassau for the players who are leaving us and for Hansi Flick,” Neuer said. “I showed some videos of our time together. I just wanted to show how great the partnership was and how important each individual personality was for the team.”

Neuer will always treasure the relationships that were built over the course of time, but he will certainly also remember all of the success that was achieved on the pitch.

“These triumphs will stand for all time. We won’t forget that and we’ll already have to think about making a trip to Lisbon with the team in 2030 (10 years after the UCL triumph). I’ll put that on the calendar now,” Neuer said.