“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.”
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.