NIGERIA – The head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, has singled out Bayern Munich captain, Manuel Neuer, for praise following their 1-0 win over Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League final on Sunday.
Kinglsey Coman’s header in the second half proved to be the winner.
But Neuer pulled off a number of excellent saves to deny Neymar and others in Lisbon.
Rohr, who played for Bayern Munich from 1972 to 1974, also feels the Bundesliga champions deserved to win on the night.
“In the second half there was a physical but also technical and tactical stranglehold on the side of Bayern who mastered their. More than 62% possession, more shots on goal, more attacks.
“These statistics prove that it is the best team which won even if with its individualities, Paris could have scored a goal.
“But the best individuality was Manuel Neuer, the Bayern goalkeeper, who stopped everything,” Rohr told France Bleu.
Neuer played in every single Champions League fixture this season, keeping six clean sheets while conceding eight goals.