Neuer, the most aggressive goalkeeper, Often leaving the goal line to interrupt enemy attacks proactively, no matter if his team or the opponent is in possession, trying to make as much impact as possible even in unobtrusive situations, German Footballer, Manuel Peter Neuer, because of his unique style of playing , great saves and reflexes , courage and judgment, is described as the “Sweeper – Keeper”.
Manuel Neuer, now aged 30, currently goal-keeps for the Bayern Munich and German National teams. Neuer, one of the best, aggressive and most complete goalkeepers, has had the IFFHS “World’s best Goalkeeper” award for three years in a row.
Neuer’s strengths not only include a twist of madness and tons of courage, but also incredible game intelligence. After Germany lifted the UEFA Champions League Trophy in 2013 at Wembley, Neuer played a crucial role in sailing the team to win the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Despite the fact that Germany lost the semifinals against France in UEFA 2016, Manuel Neuer believes Euro 2016 has still been a success for the team.
Neuer, the most aggressive goalkeeper and the best in the league
His long list of individual honors include the Fritz Walter under19 silver medal in 2005, the Silbernes Lorbeerblatt in 2010, Footballer of the Year in Germany in 2011 and 2014, Fans’ Man of the Match for UEFA CL final in 2013, IFFHS World’s Best Goal Keeper in 2013, 2014 and 2015, UEFA Best Player in Europe at 2nd place in 2014, FIFA World Cup Golden Glove in 2014, L’Equipe Player of the Year in 2014, AIPS Athlete of the Year in 2014, Frank Taylor trophy in 2014, L’Equipe champion of champions runner up in 2014 and 3rd place in FIFA Baloon d’Or, 2014.
Not to mention his team achievements that include ESM Team of the Year from 2011-2012 and 2012-2013, UEFA Euro Team of the Tournament in 2012, UEFA Team of the Year in 2013, 2014 and 2015, UEFA Champions’ League Squad of the Season in 2013-2014, FIFA World Cup All-Star Team in 2014 and FIFA World Cup Dream Team in 2014. Neuer’s most immense contribution to the game is that he features as a passing option in the deep and in the penalty box area.
He distributes the ball across the pitch where the opponents are void and the receiving player can comfortably receive the ball. When the situation seems critical, he directs the ball far away to Bayern players. He chests and volleys the ball swiftly across the field. The goal keeper is the one who is rarely pressured and is in fact the only player in the team who is farthest away from the opponent team’s pressuring which makes him not afraid of immediate passing and run into spaces utilizing the entire pitch before him.
Neuer is remarkable in assessing where the ball should be passed on and the best places to pass it. He is positioned near the circle, dealing with defense of the opponents and minimizing the momentum of the game. He volleys the ball into the remote spaces and hence changes the view of the game. Neuer not only serves as a passing option to pass into the best zones and to volley the ball way long ranges but also as a reliable option for back passes to shift the gameplay the other side.
Neuer is among those players with the best pass accuracy that uses both his hands and feet to pass and destabilize the opponents passing. The amount of space Neuer covers and the consistency cannot be simply done by any other goal keepers. With an unparalleled aura to him the “Sweeper Keeper”, Manuel Peter Neuer, is the best goal keeper.