Bayern Munich’s legendary goalkeeper Oliver Kahn has revealed how he explained to Alexander Nubel how long it may take to be number 1.
Alexander Nubel has arrived at Bayern Munich this summer. The 23-year-old shot-stopper has been the Schalke number one and a first-team regular. He even donned the captain’s armband until he committed his future to the Bavarian giants.
Now though he has arrived at the Allianz Arena and will have to play second fiddle to Manuel Neuer.
It was expected that even though the World Cup-winning Neuer recently put pen to paper on a contract extension, Nubel would be given ample opportunity to stake his claim for the number one spot.
It now appears that the club’s director and legendary goalkeeper Oliver Kahn told him otherwise.
In an interview with the Bayern official website, Kahn reveals the details of a very honest and candid conversation with Nubel.
“I’ve spoken to Alexander Nubel a bit.”
“It’s a very big step to join Bayern, I experienced that as a player.”
“At first, it’s all about acclimatizing, settling in here and getting to know your team-mates and the coaching team.”
“Then you have to try to gain a foothold, but it’s a gradual thing.”
“He said himself that this is a mid-term challenge for him. That means he accepts that it might take him a year or two to take over from Manuel Neuer, who is absolutely the No.1 at the moment.”
“Last season, you could see how his numerous important saves contributed to us winning the Bundesliga for the eighth time in a row.”
The fight between the pair will not only be for Bayern’s number one jersey but Germany’s too. Plus you can add tot at the title of the World’s best number one.