Manuel Neuer’s new injury means that he will stay sidelined for the remainder of the first half of the season (until January), but according to some reports, high-profile members of Bayern Munich’s administration feel that their goalkeeper was victim of something more than just… bad luck.
When Manu began to play again, we thought it was the right time. It was very unfortunate, of course, because he’s now out for three months. The only man who wasn’t involved in the game was Giovanni Mauri. That’s why it’s unfair that he gets criticism. He’s not at all responsible for Manuel’s health
Carlo Ancelotti told reporters ahead of Bayern’s home game against Wolfsburg, answering questions regarding Mauri’s role in Neuer’s… bad luck.
In my opinion, Mauri is the best fitness coach in the world
the Italian coach said about his associate, covering him 100%.
I’ve seen him [Neuer] now. The operation went well and we expect him to return in January. At the moment, he needs rest and then we’ll prepare together for the second half of the season
Ancelotti also said, hopeful that he’ll have his regular goalkeeper at his best when the most important matches of the season start coming.