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45 Inspiring Manuel Neuer Quotes (FOOTBALL)

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“I’m not the sort of person who poses in their underwear. I hate the red carpet. I prefer the green grass. After the games the highlights show mostly the goals, scoring chances, assists. The spectator tends not to remember that as a goalkeeper I make difficult saves at great risk and start moves with my efforts.”

Manuel Neuer
Personal success means nothing if it isn't aligned with the success of the team. I consider myself to be a team player more than anything else.
Personal success means nothing if it isn’t aligned with the success of the team. I consider myself to be a team player more than anything else.
Take what's useful, leave out what's useless, and add a bit of yourself!
Take what’s useful, leave out what’s useless, and add a bit of yourself!
You can plan, but what happens on a football field cannot be predicted.
You can plan, but what happens on a football field cannot be predicted.
I like to aim for significance over success because rarely can you be significant and also successful, but many people can be successful and not significant.
I like to aim for significance over success because rarely can you be significant and also successful, but many people can be successful and not significant.

“I have three goalkeepers who really inspired me. Jens Lehmann was my idol because he played for Schalke and was really progressive in the way he developed the position in Germany. I also have a lot of respect for all that Oliver Kahn achieved with the national team. Outside Germany, I would add that Edwin van der Sar was a big role model.”

Manuel Neuer
I have a lot of respect for Messi and for everything that he has achieved. He is very humble. But it's crucial to show authority when we meet on the pitch and show him who's boss.
I have a lot of respect for Messi and for everything that he has achieved. He is very humble. But it’s crucial to show authority when we meet on the pitch and show him who’s boss.
Positions are just a social construct that mean nothing to the enlightened man.
Positions are just a social construct that mean nothing to the enlightened man.
I know about the rules but this should not be a red card for the keeper. Arsenal was punished enough with the penalty.
I know about the rules but this should not be a red card for the keeper. Arsenal was punished enough with the penalty.
The calmness and confidence I take into matches has an effect not only on our rivals but also on my team-mates, who are counting on me.
The calmness and confidence I take into matches has an effect not only on our rivals but also on my team-mates, who are counting on me.

13 Manuel Neuer Quotes on Football (SUCCESS)

“After matches, the highlights show mostly the goals, scoring chances, assists. The spectator tends not to remember that, as a goalkeeper, I make difficult saves at great risk and start moves with my efforts.”

Manuel Neuer
A lot has changed for Germany since 2010. Back then it was not certain that I would be the number one. Now I'm glad about the responsibility I take for the team.
A lot has changed for Germany since 2010. Back then it was not certain that I would be the number one. Now I’m glad about the responsibility I take for the team.
It's obvious you always have to give everything in order to succeed. That's why playing at 80 per cent isn't enough - not against a 'normal' Bundesliga team. You always have to work hard.
It’s obvious you always have to give everything in order to succeed. That’s why playing at 80 per cent isn’t enough – not against a ‘normal’ Bundesliga team. You always have to work hard.
I know that I often take risks, but it is always for the purposes of the team.
I know that I often take risks, but it is always for the purposes of the team.
I am a professional player, and I will naturally do everything to be in goal.
I am a professional player, and I will naturally do everything to be in goal.
I do everything I can for the team's success.
I do everything I can for the team’s success.
You have to feel comfortable - then you can perform better.
You have to feel comfortable – then you can perform better.

“With Bayern, we want a lot of ball possession and to control the play, so I operate sometimes like the 11th outfield player. Thus I am included a lot into the build-up play and have a lot of touches of the ball.”

Manuel Neuer
I always want to play at the highest level; that's the Champions League.
I always want to play at the highest level; that’s the Champions League.
Before important games, I don't change my preparation.
Before important games, I don’t change my preparation.
I've trained under a lot of coaches and always picked up elements that develop a player.
I’ve trained under a lot of coaches and always picked up elements that develop a player.
I am convinced by my style of play, so I take risks without much hesitation.
I am convinced by my style of play, so I take risks without much hesitation.
It's more difficult to achieve something with the national team because players from several clubs get together and less frequently.
It’s more difficult to achieve something with the national team because players from several clubs get together and less frequently.

3 Manuel Neuer Quotes on Leadership

I try and help my team-mates as best I can, and I lead from the front, on and off the field.
I try and help my team-mates as best I can, and I lead from the front, on and off the field.
I am very proud to be the captain of the German national team.
I am very proud to be the captain of the German national team.
On the pitch, I conduct and organise. I'm loud.
On the pitch, I conduct and organise. I’m loud.

10 Manuel Neuer Quotes on Goalkeeping (DEFENCE)

“The goalkeeper always starts again at nil, even when you’re 2-0 down. It always starts again at scratch. It’s a completely mental thing, and I keep reminding myself of it during matches.”

Manuel Neuer
I used to cry when I let in a goal. I always thought I was to blame because I was the last man.
I used to cry when I let in a goal. I always thought I was to blame because I was the last man.
In my opinion, it is important to have a stable defence.
In my opinion, it is important to have a stable defence.
First of all, I am and I remain a goalkeeper, but I try to be involved as much as I can and to help the defenders. I try to read dangerous situations in advance.
First of all, I am and I remain a goalkeeper, but I try to be involved as much as I can and to help the defenders. I try to read dangerous situations in advance.

“At Bayern, I was used to coming out of my box to try and clear up dangerous situations. The World Cup was just another platform, so it gave other people the chance to see me who don’t watch German football.”

Manuel Neuer
I have always been interested in finding new ways to play and have looked at handball keepers and ice hockey goal-minders. It helps me.
I have always been interested in finding new ways to play and have looked at handball keepers and ice hockey goal-minders. It helps me.
I love to tackle, especially when the grass is wet, but my main aim is to be a complete goalkeeper who can do everything.
I love to tackle, especially when the grass is wet, but my main aim is to be a complete goalkeeper who can do everything.
In the past, goalies weren't even part of the team. They had their own dressing room. They didn't speak with the other team members. They were lone warriors.
In the past, goalies weren’t even part of the team. They had their own dressing room. They didn’t speak with the other team members. They were lone warriors.
Obviously, I couldn't imagine that my career would go so well. When I first started, I wanted to play out of goal. But there was no goalkeeper, and the coach put me in goal.
Obviously, I couldn’t imagine that my career would go so well. When I first started, I wanted to play out of goal. But there was no goalkeeper, and the coach put me in goal.

“I have a good record in shoot-outs. In such moments, I’m always confident of making at least a couple of stops; I always feel the taker is under more strain. Worrying is the kicker’s job, as he’s expected to score, while I have nothing to lose.”

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7 Manuel Neuer Quotes About Life and Winning (BAYERN MUNICH)

“The people on the streets just say ‘hi’ and let me walk on. They take relatively few photos, and those that do are tourists. Munich natives are relatively relaxed. They pretty much leave me in peace and I think that’s very good. The Bavarian mentality fits very well to me.”

Manuel Neuer
Winning the treble was confirmation for me that joining Bayern rather than moving abroad was the right decision.
Winning the treble was confirmation for me that joining Bayern rather than moving abroad was the right decision.
I am a sportsman, not a brand ambassador, besides being the first goalkeeper of Adidas.
I am a sportsman, not a brand ambassador, besides being the first goalkeeper of Adidas.
Food is a passion for me, especially Italian cuisine. I prefer to have somebody cook for me, but I can do some very nice pasta dishes.
Food is a passion for me, especially Italian cuisine. I prefer to have somebody cook for me, but I can do some very nice pasta dishes.
I think as long as I feel good and am able to perform on a high level, I will keep playing because I love football so much. After that, I have many options but haven't set any goals.
I think as long as I feel good and am able to perform on a high level, I will keep playing because I love football so much. After that, I have many options but haven’t set any goals.
Because life constantly poses challenges, living demands courage.
Because life constantly poses challenges, living demands courage.
In Germany, the football association is the best.
In Germany, the football association is the best.

2 Manuel Neuer Quotes on Aging

I think at the age of 30, you still have youthful aspects, but at the same time, you have gathered enough experience to know how to succeed in life. I like this mixture.
I think at the age of 30, you still have youthful aspects, but at the same time, you have gathered enough experience to know how to succeed in life. I like this mixture.
I generally don't think one's age is all that meaningful - there are 50-year-olds who still act and think like children.
I generally don’t think one’s age is all that meaningful – there are 50-year-olds who still act and think like children.

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