Neuer: I’ll retire when I’m no longer needed

first_imgManuel Neuer says he will retire from football when he feels he is no longer needed by Bayern Munich and Germany.The 33-year-old has struggled with injuries and faced long spells on the sidelines in recent years, but he remains the first choice goalkeeper for club and country and captains both sides.Neuer, who has 89 Germany caps and has made over 340 appearances for Bayern since joining in 2011, says he is still enjoying playing for the Bavarian side and his national team, insisting he still has an important part to play. Article continues below Editors’ Picks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Are Chelsea this season’s Ajax? Super-subs Batshuayi & Pulisic show Blues can dare to dream However, the former Schalke star knows what it will take for him to call time on his career, telling Welt am Sonntag: “When you are no longer needed and you feel it, it is difficult to get up and motivate each day.”When your experience is needed and your players need you, that drives you on.”I have the feeling that I am very much needed here in the national team and that everyone is happy that I’m here. It’s clear that I have to show it in my performance.He added: “[My longevity] is a result of my love for this sport. It excites me a lot when I’m on the pitch training or playing. It’s a great fulfilment for me. I’m 33 years old bu when I’m on the pitch I always feel that I can improve on my goalkeeping. “I’m still as annoyed with things that don’t work out as they did nine or 10 years ago and I’m still happy about things that work out.”These are signs that mean something to me. Namely, how ambitious I am still. [I want to] play as long as my body can do it, I’m having fun and I’m needed.”Neuer, who will be 35 years old when his current contract with Bayern comes to an end, has noticed his body is changing with age, but he has adapted his training style to help stay on top of his game. “At a young age you don’t have to do so much to keep fit,” he added. “It’s changing. I’ve already noticed that, so I pay close attention to what I do and how I approach things.”last_img read more

Boys basketball: Stevenson 62, Trout Lake 60

first_img Share: Boys basketball: Stevenson 62, Trout Lake 60 Stevenson handed host Trout Lake its first loss of the season as Jono Blackledge and Isaac Hoidal each scored 20 points for the Bulldogs (5-3).STEVENSON 62, TROUT LAKE 60STEVENSON (5-3) — Brady Hall 1, Jesse Miller 3, Jono Blackledge 20, Lincoln Krog 6, Preston Lowery 1, Charles Hobbs, Alec VanPelt 1, Connor Blair 8, Isaac Hoidal 20, Willy Lanz 0, Ethan Haight 0, Bennett Wright 2. Totals 21 (8) 12-24 62.TROUT LAKE (6-1) — Micah Colburn 26, Davis Koester 0, Reece Painter 4, Cole McKinney 14, Carter Wruzer 0, George Juarez 3, Carson Lanz 14. Totals 18 (5) 18-25 60.Stevenson 11 9 20 22–62Trout Lake 15 11 14 20–60JV — Stevenson won GO Stevenson Bulldogs Share: Receive latest stories and local news in your email: The Columbian Published: December 20, 2018, 11:00pm Tags By signing up you are agreeing to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.last_img read more