Lothar Matthäus accused national goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, who was injured in a skiing accident, of being careless. “It is negligent to ski on rather remote ski slopes that are not so safe because the risk cannot be calculated as well,” wrote Matthäus in his sky-Column “That’s how I see it”.
He didn’t want to criticize Neuer too much, “but it was similar to driving a car with summer tires in the dead of winter.”
Neuer (36) announced on Saturday that he had fallen while ski touring and had broken his lower leg. The season is over for the Bayern Munich goalkeeper, he has already had an operation. Matthäus emphasized that he was “a big ski fan himself”. He knows “that it can be great fun in deep snow and you can also injure yourself on all slopes. But that really didn’t have to be the case”.
Matthäus described the Neuer representative Sven Ulreich as “a really good replacement” with whom the “national double is absolutely feasible” for Bayern. The 61-year-old does not see the 61-year-old as a practicable solution to bring back Alexander Nübel, who was loaned to AS Monaco, due to possible costs.
Instead, Matthäus brought up the option of signing an experienced goalkeeper “who no longer plays at his club or who would be satisfied with the role behind Ulreich”. He thinks “of the category of a Timo Horn from Cologne”.