Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer hopes to help his side reach the Champions League final in Berlin this season.
The Olympiastadion will host this season’s Champions League final and Neuer feels it would be extra special for Bayern to win the tournament in Germany’s capital city.
The 28-year-old landed Europe’s top prize with Bayern in 2013 and he hopes to add a second Champions league winners medal to his collection ahead of his side’s Group E opener at home to Premier League champions Manchester City on Wednesday.
“The Bundesliga and the cup are the basics” he is quoted as saying by The Daily Mail. “But this season we have the chance to play two finals in Berlin. Everybody wants that. It’s a great thing to play a final in your capital city.”
Bayern are 1.69 to claim the win on Wednesday but they do have some major injury concerns ahead of City’s visit.
Coach Pep Guardiola has confirmed that the five-time European champions will be without French winger Franck Ribery, while Arjen Robben remains a doubt.
Ribery has made a return from a long-term knee injury but Guardiola has revealed he will not be risked against City, while Robben is a doubt with a knee injury of his own.
The German giants will also be without injury victims Holger Badstuber, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Thiago Alcantara, Rafinha and Javi Martinez for their Champions League opener.
Manchester City are 4.80 to come away from the Allianz Arena with a win and a draw is priced at 4.00.