Bayern Munich’s Manuel Neuer is not coy over the likely threat posed by reigning Caf Champions League winners Al Ahly at the ongoing Fifa Club World Cup taking place in Qatar.
The Egyptian Premier League giants will square up against Hans-Dieter Flick’s Bavarians in the tournament’s semi-final on February 8 should they negotiate their way past hosts Al-Duhail in Thursday’s second-round clash billed for Al Rayyan’s Education City Stadium.
According to the 34-year-old, playing against Pitso Mosimane’s men could be difficult.
To back this up, he cited their experience in 2013 where they laboured to defeat hosts Raja Casablanca 2-0 in the final inside Stade de Marrakech.
“Right now we’re still focusing on the Bundesliga, but we’ll prepare ourselves for that in good time,” Neuer told Fifa website
“We already know Al Ahly. They’re the African Champions League winners, so it wouldn’t be an easy game at all.
“The same was true in 2013. It’s not very easy to play against sides you don’t know very well.”