Sabtu, 26 Januari 2013

Adler denies tension with Neuer for Germany gloves

Hamburger SV, Rene Adler
Hamburg keeper Rene Adler has refuted claims that he is pushing for a return to the first-team plans for Germany at the expense of Manuel Neuer.

The 28-year-old has gained a new lease of life after joining Thorsten Fink's men on a free transfer, although he insists he is keeping his feet on the ground at the moment.

"I am very grateful because I feel the affection of the [Hamburg] fans," Adler told Sport1. "This has given me a good feeling.

"However, only time will tell if I return to the national team. I have emphasised many times that neither I nor Neuer have put undue pressure in public on the coach [Joachim Low] to be selected.

"He is in favour of competition for all places. I was recently in his plans, and I don't believe it was the last time."

Adler's form, which has seen him only concede 22 goals in the Bundesliga so far, has resulted in him being linked to Barcelona as a replacement for Victor Val des.

But the German refused to respond to the alleged response, replying: "I don't think [of Barcelona] at all."

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