Champions League 2019/20: 5 Players who could win the golden glove as the Champions League kicks off from Tuesday.
2019/20 Champions League is set to kick off from September 17. Europe’s most celebrated tournament has treated the fans with overwhelming entertainment over the years. World Cup’s are all great, but the European tournament is whole different gravy – enticing millions of watch as some of the world’s best sides go head-to-head with their club colours.
The perception of the fans is slanting towards every department these days. Attackers were racking up awards in gala’s previously, but defender Virgil Van Dijk won the UEFA Men’s Player of the Year and made the defenders and goalkeepers believe that they could get their hands on the award if they perform consistently over twelve months.
Similar to goalscoring, goal prevention plays a huge part in the game of football. There are many celebrated goalkeepers, who have been at their best over the last few years.
As we discuss the goalkeepers, we shall look at the five shot-stoppers who could lift the Champions League golden glove in the upcoming season.
#5 Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich)
Manuel Neuer has been at his best this season. The German International has not been able to prevent the goals which were conceded due to lack of chance. Bayern Skipper has kept one clean sheet from four games this season.
The Bavarians have strengthened their backline with the acquisition of Benjamin Pavard and Lucas Hernandez. The duo are yet to start games on a consistent basis, but they are anticipated to do the same in the coming days. The German outfit are also placed in an easy group consisting of Tottenham Hotspur, Red Star Belgrade, and Olympiacos.
Since the German side are well drilled in the midfielder department, meaning that they would be able to cut down threats in the defensive part of their game. They kept a grand total of four clean sheets out of eight games in the Champions League last season, including one against the reigning Champions Liverpool in the Round of 16 first leg. Should the German side enter the latter stages of the tournament, Neuer could be one of the front runners for the Champions League golden glove award.