Loew expects Neuer back by March

With the World Cup on the horizon, Joachim Low is confident Manuel Neuer will be fit to lead defending champion Germany in Russia.

Published : Dec 23, 2017 03:16 IST

Injured Germany skipper Manuel Neuer
Injured Germany skipper Manuel Neuer

Injured Germany skipper Manuel Neuer

Joachim Loew expects Manuel Neuer to resume training in February or March and be ready in time to lead Germany at the World Cup.

Neuer has not featured for Bayern Munich or Die Mannschaft since September, the goalkeeper having undergone surgery to correct a broken bone in his left foot.

The 31-year-old remains on crutches as he continues his rehabilitation, but has previously stated he is confident of making it to Russia.

That optimism is shared by national team head coach Loew, who believes his number one will be back in action well ahead of the tournament.

"The plan is that he can train sometime in February, March, that he certainly needs more time [to recover]," he told Radio B5.

"He is the best keeper in the world, our captain and we absolutely need him."

Sign in to unlock all user benefits
  • Get notified on top games and events
  • Save stories to read later
  • Access to comment on every story
  • Sign up / manage to our newsletters with a single click
  • Get notified by email for early bird access to discounts & offers to our products
Sign in


Comments have to be in English, and in full sentences. They cannot be abusive or personal. Please abide to our community guidelines for posting your comment