When Bayern Munich takes the pitch against Viktoria Plzeň in the Champions League, the Rekordmeister will be without stalwart goalkeeper Manuel Neuer.
Neuer, of course, is battling a shoulder ailment and will not be available. The team captain’s absence does not have manager Julian Nagelsmann worried, though. Nagelsmann is fully expecting #SvenTheWall to step up and put in a stellar performance against the Czech power.
“Sven has lots of experience. He is used to stepping up when he is needed. Manu wouldn’t have been playing even if it was a knock-out tie because the pain in his shoulder is just too much. We will have to wait and see regarding Sunday,” said Nagelsmann (as captured by @iMiaSanMia).
Neuer’s status moving forward will be something to keep an eye on. Operating at an extremely high level and with a unique playing style that often befuddles the opposition, Neuer is a dynamic part of Bayern Munich’s squad. While Ulreich is fully capable of filling in, missing Neuer for any extended period would be a tough situation for the Bavarians.