Bayern Munich captain Manuel Neuer was happy to be back on the pitch with his squad for some game action, but knows that things probably could have been a little bit better during the team’s 1-1 draw with FC Basel.
“We had an intensive week of training, but of course we wanted to win the game. We had a lot of good situations, especially in the first half. We had the clearer chances. Basel made two or three clever tactical fouls and stopped good moves for us. Generally speaking, we are satisfied with the training week and will continue to work,” Neuer said after the match (as captured by @iMiaSanMia).
Neuer has been around the block long enough to know that training camp and friendlies are just a couple of key parts to the month of January. The transfer window is active and Neuer has heard the rumors that his club will be busy.
“I don’t know anything concrete yet, but I know that the people in charge are sounding out the market and seeing whether the right solution is there for us and within our price expectations as a club. We know that we had a thin squad when we had injuries. We trust the people in charge to make the right decisions,” Neuer told Tz (as captured by @iMiaSanMia).
When asked about Tottenham Hotspur’s Eric Dier, Neuer did not sound like he was opposed to the move: “The name definitely sounds good, that’s for sure. The people in charge will explore the market, we are completely relaxed about it.”
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