Bayern Munich head coach Jupp Heynckes is confident Manuel Neuer will feature for Germany at the World Cup but has refused to place a timescale on his return.
The Germany and Bayern captain has broken his foot three times in the past 12 months. Neuer is undertaking the latest stage of his injury rehabilitation in Thailand after Heynckes advised a change of scenery in his gruelling fitness slog.
“We are not pressuring him. There is no timeframe, there is no deadline.” Heynckes told a news conference ahead of Saturday’s Bundesliga game against Wolfsburg.
“Personally, I am convinced that he will play for us and will play in the World Cup but in the end that is something he has to decide, together with the medical team, when he returns
“He can’t afford to take any risk and I don’t think he will.”
“I gave him a couple of valuable tips that I’m pretty sure he followed and I told him to choose a change of scenery. That’s what he’s doing right now.
“The way I know Manuel, he’s continuing to work on his fitness. I’ve seen him many times here with the physical therapists and it’s really extraordinary the job he’s doing.
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