Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer says they can claw their way back into the title race if they concentrate on their own game. Following the 3-2 defeat against Dortmund in the Klassiker at the weekend, Bayern are now trailing Dortmund by seven points in the standings and have work to do to turn it around.
However Neuer is refusing to reach for the panic button and says there is plenty of time for Bayern to make up the deficit as long as they stay focused on their own game. “We can all see the table but we can’t look at it now,” Neuer said. “We know that we’re playing catch up.
We just have to win our games now. We’ve been under pressure in the past and now we’re under pressure again. “So as I said, we have to win our games – and keep going like that until at least the winter break.”
He added: “We won’t be playing against Dortmund every week though. And you also know that Dortmund have problems against certain other teams. When teams sit back, then it’s also harder for them.
You saw that against a couple of different teams. “But for us it’s more important to think about ourselves than to talk about Dortmund. Everyone has to do everything they can to make FC Bayern better and to win our games.”