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Manuel Neuer: “We don’t get anything for free”

Manuel Neuer
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Bayern Munich had a tough time neutralizing RB Leipzig, prompting the captain to assert winning the Bundesliga is not guaranteed.

RB Leipzig took the lead twice against Bayern Munich in the six-goal thriller at the Allianz Arena. In the end, they managed to take home a point, thanks to a 75th minute Thomas Muller equalizer.

It was a tough encounter that emphasizes the quality of competition in the Bundesliga. Manuel Neuer shared that Bayern have had to work hard for their success, and it is the same situation this season.

“It was also the case in the last few years that we always had to work hard for everything. And that will also be the case in this power season. We don’t get anything for free,” the Die Roten custodian commented.

RB Leipzig gave a good account of themselves in the 3-3 draw, and Neuer praised them for the performance. He hailed the point secured and hailed the importance of not dropping points against Leipzig in the duel.

“There are two top teams, so a close game was to be expected. It was important for us that we didn’t lose and that we caught up. We can all live with the 3: 3,” Neuer added.

So far, Bayern Munich have conceded an alarming 16 goals in their ten league outings. It has prompted concerns about their ability to keep the opposition at bay.

However, the status does not concern Neuer so much. He pointed to their 34 goals scored, which have allowed them to rack up seven wins and Bundelisga bragging rights.

“But we also scored a lot of goals. That is the decisive factor if you want to win games,” the 34-year old said.

Bayern will now turn their attention to the UEFA Champions League. They welcome Lokomotiv Moscow to Bavaria for their final Group A outing.