Manuel Neuer insists that as captain of FC Bayern Munich he is more determined than ever to lead the club to national and European fame.
Manuel Neuer put speculation about his future at Bayern Munich in bed when he signed a new contract this week. His new deal will remain in Bavaria until at least 2023.
It was believed that Neuer's position in the club would soon be threatened to reach Alexander Nubel.
However, the contract extension has confirmed the commitment of both the club and the player for an extended common future.
Neuer spoke to the club's official channels and is firmly convinced that he is more motivated than ever to lead the team to fame.
He is confident of having more fame this season, but he also has an eye on the Champions League final next year, which is due to take place in Munich.
"We have a good team for the next few years and it's a lot of fun working for FC Bayern, also as captain."
"You start over every year and of course you want to win everything."
"This year there is the championship to be won and we are still in every competition."
"But at the moment it's a different situation for us and everyone has to adapt to the current situation, not just us soccer players."
"One of our big goals for the next few years is definitely the chance to play a home game in the Champions League like in 2012."
"2022 will be another European final in Munich, which is a great incentive for me and the entire team."
"It would be a dream for all of us to be able to reach this final at home."
Neuer will definitely have a fight to keep the number one shirt at Bayern. In recent years, he has lost the world's best goalkeeper to younger talent.