Manuel Neuer

Manuel Neuer aims for a perfect Euro 2012 qualifying campaign

Bayern Munich goalkeeper and Germany number one Manuel Neuer aims for a perfect Euro 2012 qualifying campaign. Germany have to win the last match against Belgium to keep a perfect record in the qualifying round for the first time in their footballing history.

Die Mannschaft have so far won nine of the nine games played and lead the Group-A with 27 points, conceding only six goals in the process. A win against Belgium on Tuesday would mean a sensational 10 wins out of 10 games played in the qualifying stages, which would surely be an amazing achievement.

The Germans downed Turkey in Istanbul 3-1 this Friday to claim their ninth win of the qualifiers with Mario Gomez, Thomas Muller and Bastian Schweinsteiger amongst the goals.

Neuer claimed that he wants the campaign to be flawless and wants to win the last clash against Belgium to make a point that Germany are strong contenders for next year’s competition. He insisted that his side cannot afford to show any weaknesses to the opponents and want to enter the Euro 2012 as favourites.

“We don't want to show any weaknesses and we want to keep our qualifying run as flawless as possible. The smallest display of weakness could have implications for us at Euro 2012 and we can't allow that,” he was quoted as saying in an interview.

The Bayern Munich player insisted that the current side is possibly the best ever German side and has immense quality. He remained confident that Die Mannschaft will beat Belgium in the final match at home and end the qualifying round on a high.

“The national team has never boasted so much quality. We're solid in every position and that goes for the substitutes bench as well. Our confidence is high. When you win matches it makes you even stronger, and that strengthens my optimism for the near future,” the former Schalke 04 shot stopper concluded.

Germany will take on Belgium in their final qualifier at the Esprit Arena in Dusseldorf on Tuesday, aiming for a perfect record.


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