Manuel Neuer put "
his personal interests above the interests of the club
", Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic regretted Sunday in the weekly Bild am Sonntag, after the spectacular media outing of the currently injured German goalkeeper.
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In two interviews with sports website The Athletic and the daily Süddeutsche Zeitung, Manuel Neuer, out until the end of the season after breaking his lower right leg during a ski trip, strongly criticized the dismissal of goalkeeping coach since 2011 and close friend, Toni Tapalovic, by Bayern on January 24.
It was a blow for me, when I was already on the ground.
It's as if my heart had been ripped
out, ”explained the German international goalkeeper, who recently celebrated his 37th birthday.
For Hasan Salihamidzic, sports director of Bayern Munich, "
" expressed by Manuel Neuer concerning the dismissal of Toni Tapalovic, "
also affects us, because Manuel has put his personal interests above the interests of the club
", explains t he in Bild am Sonntag.
I understand that Manuel is affected personally.
But as captain, I would have expected a different attitude from
him ,” adds Salihamidzic, saying that the “
” concerning Tapalovic had nothing to do with Neuer, “
and we explained it to him
This media release from Neuer comes ten days before a shock in the round of 16 first leg of the Champions League at the Parc des Princes against Paris SG.
This means that Bayern have “
one more very important issue to resolve with Manuel
”, believes Salihamidzic.
If there are to be consequences, we will first discuss them with Manuel
," said Bayern's sporting director.
The Munich club is going through a strong zone of turbulence behind the scenes and saw Union Berlin temporarily take the lead in the championship on Saturday afternoon with a two-point lead (39 against 37) before Bayern's trip to Wolfsburg on Sunday (5.30 p.m.) .