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Ex-national goalkeeper Eike Immel “not a fan” of Yann Sommer



Ex-national goalkeeper Eike Immel "not a fan" of Yann Sommer

Former national goalkeeper Eike Immel does not see Yann Sommer as an equivalent replacement for Bayern Munich’s injured goalkeeper Manuel Neuer. “I’m not a fan of his,” the 62-year-old told the news portal t-online. For Sommer, its height of 1.83 meters is a disadvantage.

“I don’t want to say anything negative, but: Neuer doesn’t have to throw himself down with every ball or make a huge save, which Sommer makes a world-class save from,” explained Immel. The result is the same, “but while one has easily intercepted the ball, the other is praised to the heavens.”

After the preliminary round at the World Cup, Neuer suffered a broken leg while on a skiing holiday and will be out for the rest of the season. Sommer, whose contract with Borussia Mönchengladbach ends next summer, is associated with a winter move to the record champions.