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2014 World Cup: Germany goalkeeper downplays severity of shoulder injury ahead of Ghana clash

Published on: 19 June 2014
Manuel Neur in training for Germany.


Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer says the treatment he is having for a shoulder injury is no reason for concern.

Neuer kept a clean sheet as Joachim Low's side began their World Cup campaign with a stunning 4-0 win over Portugal last week.

The 28-year-old had been an injury doubt ahead of the game, yet came through unscathed and is now looking ahead to Saturday's clash with Ghana.

"For me it [the injury] was not a big issue," he told the DFB's official website. "I knew always that I would come back in time.

"It's quite normal that I am still being treated. I can do all the things I need for my game without problems. The treatment is more or less cosmetic; it's no big deal."

Germany's comprehensive win has reinforced their position as one of the tournament's favourites, but Neuer is keen to guard against complacency.

"We all know that we cannot let up. Against Portugal, not everything was perfect; we know that," he added.

"I've always said that we start with the first final and will hopefully play a total of seven finals.

"Against Ghana, we face a second final. Compared to the game against Portugal, we have to try to be a bit tighter."


This article has 6 comment(s), give your comment
  • Rasheed says:
    June 20, 2014 02:16 am
    Selfimade,so you expecting us to beat Germany,you are a joker.Hahahaha
  • fearless says:
    June 20, 2014 04:19 am
    @Rasheed,we beaten them by 3 goals to u believe it or not.see u after da game
  • Papa Addo says:
    June 20, 2014 04:38 am
    Even as accomplished as the germans are do you notice their mentality in the way he adressed Ghana and the tournament?... they do not take their opposition for granted and they play everymatch like it is their last.. I BELIEVE IF WE AS GHANIANS APPLY THIS MENTALITY NOT ONLY TO FOOTBALL BUT TO OUR POLITICS AND OUR LIVES WE WILL ONLY GET BETTER AS A PEOPLE.
  • yaw2 says:
    June 20, 2014 05:14 am
    his is the team that will beat Germany. Kwarasey Essien Jonathan Boye Wakaso Badu Afriyie Ayew KPB Asamoah Gyan Sub> Muntari,Waris and Rabiu
  • Chukwe says:
    June 20, 2014 08:25 am
    Please dance Azonto after scoring ,the fans love it and it will kinda kill the German morale.
  • selfmade says:
    June 20, 2014 12:40 am
    These are all mind games and we shouldn't fall for any of it! They just want to beat us using MIND GAMES! Again, somebody should tell our back four not to run and join in any goal scoring celebrations! John boye, Jonathan mensah, afful and Daniel OPARE should sit their skinny asses down at the back and concentrate after we have score a goal!! John BOYE in particular always want to join in the AZONTO and is not surprising that we concede after we have finish with our useless AZONTO! Watch all our goal scoring celebrations and u ll see a tall, lanky man with jersey no 21 leading the AZONTO dance with his pants sagging! He should stop this bull and gets serious! Only the OUTFIELD PLAYERS should do the AZONTO!