The goalkeeper and skipper on Wednesday signed an extension to a contract, which should expire at the end of the campaign 2020-21.
Manuel Neuer wants to stay at Bayern until 2023
Manuel Neuer wants to captain Bayern until 2023 and hopes to bring them out in a home UEFA Champions League final at the Allianz Arena in 2022. The goalkeeper and skipper on Wednesday signed an extension to a contract. Which should expire at the end of the campaign 2020-21. Now he is tied to Bayern until 2023, although from the next season, though he will have added competition when Alexander Nubel joins from the Neuer’s former Schalke. However, Neuer has plans to maintain his number one place between posts. So he wants to keep the armlet for the duration of his contract. “Our team and the whole club convince me, and I am confident that we will play successful football over the coming years,” he told club media.
The UCL final comes to Allianz Arena on May 2022
“Of course, we have some goals that we can achieve within this current campaign. We have a good squad for the next few years, and it is a lot of fun to work for FC Bayern and as captain. It is also my job, and I want to continue until 2023.” Bayern are leading the Bundesliga – which resumed work last weekend, pausing since March due to the Covid-19 epidemic – by four points. Bayern are also in the DFB-Pokal semi-finals and hold a 3-0 lead over Chelsea from the first stage in the Champions League last 16. Neuer hopes that Bayern Munich will be able to complete the treble and has an eye on May 2022, when the Champions League final comes to Allianz Arena ten years after their penalty shoot-out defeat to Chelsea on the same stage in the same place.
“You start every year from the very beginning, of course, wanting to win it all. There is now a championship to win this year, and we are in every competition,” Manuel added. “But now this is a different situation for us, and everyone should adapt to the current situation, not only we are football players.” One of our big targets for the next few years has a chance to play the Champions League home final, as we did in 2012. The year 2022 will be another European final in Munich, which is an excellent incentive for the whole squad. “It would be an ambition for us all to reach this final at home.”