The goalkeeper says he remains ambitious and wants to secure more trophies with his domestic side next term, while welcoming the arrival of Pepe Reina
Germany’s World Cup-winning goalkeeper Manuel Neuer has admitted he is “hungry and ambitious” to keep on winning titles with Bayern Munich next season.
Neuer was awarded the Golden Glove prize after Germany lifted the World Cup with a 1-0 victory over Argentina in Brazil earlier this summer.
The Bayern Munich number one kept a clean sheet in the final at the Maracana and impressed in between the posts for Germany during the tournament.
With the 2014/15 Bundesliga starting on August 23, Neuer has revealed the thirst for more success has already kicked in.
“I am happy to be back. I am looking forward to the new challenges with Bayern and with the national team and the qualification for the European Championship,” Neuer told DFB-TV.
“After a year in which we have won two titles with Bayern and became the World Cup Winners, I will stay hungry and ambitious.”
When asked about winning the World Cup, he said: “It’s a great feeling. The memories from Brazil come back from time to time. You are happy to live through those things and you are very proud.
“You need some time to sit back let these things sink in. You are a World Cup Winner for life.”
Bayern have added to their goalkeeping ranks this summer after the club completed the signing of Liverpool number one Pepe Reina on a three-year deal on Friday.
Reina is likely to act as a back-up keeper to Neuer, but, the Germany international has welcomed the Spaniard’s arrival at the club.
“Everybody knows Pepe Reina. He is an experienced goalie who has performed well.
“I am looking forward to it, I want to get to know him and I am looking forward to work with him.”