Sven Ulreich managed to replace Manuel Neuer this season and his performances have been great especially since Jupp Heynckes took over – and the goalkeeper insisted that it was because of the trust that the coach showed towards him.
The former Stuttgart keeper insisted that he was never given such a support from Carlo Ancelotti and after Jupp Heynckes had taken over, the things changed rapidly for him and his performances became better.
The German spoke about his confidence as he said, according to bavarianfootballworks.com:
“My good games started when Jupp Heynckes arrived. I immediately had his confidence—I didn’t have that feeling with his predecessor. Confidence is the most important thing for an athlete”
I”t was crucially important that Heynckes gave me self-confidence and told expressed his trust in me. Before that, it really was the case that Carlo Ancelotti didn’t count on me, had little confidence in me, communicated little. A lot happens via confidence for a soccer player. Getting that from the coach and the leadership is half the battle, especially for a goalkeeper.”