Bayern Munich captain and goalkeeper Manuel Neuer will make his comeback in Saturday’s residence Bundesliga match with Darmstadt, having missed nearly a yr with a damaged leg, coach Thomas Tuchel mentioned on Friday. The 37-year-old, a World Cup winner with Germany in 2014, has not performed since struggling the harm in a snowboarding accident final December, days after coming back from that includes for his nation on the World Cup in Qatar. “So long as nothing occurs in coaching, he’ll play tomorrow,” Tuchel advised reporters at a press convention. “He’s delighted, we’re delighted, and others will in all probability be delighted too,” Tuchel mentioned with a smile. Neuer has not performed for Bayern since a victory away to his previous membership Schalke on November 12 final yr, simply earlier than the World Cup.
The goalkeeper travelled to Qatar as Germany’s captain, however the four-time winners had been eradicated within the group stage.
Neuer then broke his leg on a snowboarding journey after returning to Germany and the harm required surgical procedure in December.
Bayern then recruited Switzerland goalkeeper Yann Sommer from Borussia Moenchengladbach to exchange Neuer, however he left for Inter Milan within the shut season.
Tuchel mentioned earlier this month that Bayern wouldn’t rush their captain’s rehabilitation.
However defender Matthijs de Ligt mentioned on Monday the workforce was eagerly awaiting Neuer’s return.
He advised reporters Bayern had been “very completely happy that Manu shall be again quickly” whereas describing him as “a world-class goalkeeper, the most effective within the historical past of soccer”.
Neuer, who has made nearly 500 appearances for Bayern since signing from Schalke in 2011, has been changed as Germany skipper throughout his absence by Barcelona midfielder Ilkay Gundogan.
Nonetheless, he has signalled his intention to return to the nationwide set-up and his main purpose is to face between the posts at Euro 2024, which Germany will host.
Bayern go into this weekend contemporary from a 3-1 win over Galatasaray in Istanbul within the Champions League however lie in third place within the Bundesliga after eight video games, two factors behind leaders Bayer Leverkusen.
Newly-promoted Darmstadt had recorded back-to-back victories earlier than happening 3-1 at residence to RB Leipzig of their final outing.
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