UEFA Euro 2012: Euros will help erase Munich misery for Neuer

Updated: 06 June 2012 22:33 IST

Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer says Saturday's opening Euro 2012 match against Portugal is the perfect tonic for him and his Bayern Munich team-mates after losing the Champions League final.

Gdansk:

Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer says Saturday's opening Euro 2012 match against Portugal is the perfect tonic for him and his Bayern Munich team-mates after losing the Champions League final.

Euro 2012 | Blogs | Past winners | Games

Germany open their Group B campaign in Lviv, Ukraine, against Portugal and also face Holland and Denmark in their other pool games.

Neuer was in goal when Bayern suffered heart-break in Munich on May 19 when Chelsea won the Champions League title for the first time after beating the Bavarians 4-3 in a penalty shoot-out.

"I think the Bayern Munich players have a big chance to make amends for what was for us a horrible season, it's a chance we are keen to use and for me the tournament comes at just the right time," said Neuer.

Eight of the Bayern team are in the Germany squad, including vice-captain Bastian Schweinsteiger, whose missed penalty in the shoot-out led to Didier Drogba hitting the winning spot kick for Chelsea.

Germany are amongst the favourites to lift their fourth European crown having last won the title in 1996 and lost the Euro 2008 final 1-0 to Spain.

Topics : Football Manuel Neuer Chelsea Portugal Euro 2012 Alou Diarra Lech Poznan Germany
Related Articles
Champions League: Chelsea Snatch Draw As Manchester United Edge Benfica
Champions League: Chelsea Snatch Draw As Manchester United Edge Benfica
Champions League: Tottenham Hotspur Hold Real Madrid as Manchester City Down Napoli
Champions League: Tottenham Hotspur Hold Real Madrid as Manchester City Down Napoli
Leicester City Confirm Manager Craig Shakespeare Sacking
Leicester City Confirm Manager Craig Shakespeare Sacking
Show Comments
Advertisement