Even if it means losing his starting spot, Sven Ulreich is "happy" that Manuel Neuer is close to returning from a lengthy spell on the sidelines.
|Sven Ulreich.||Photo: Sven Mandel / CC-BY-SA-4.0|
However, with Neuer in full training and close to a return, the 35-year-old will likely have to settle for the bench again in the near future - and he's fully prepared for that.
"I'm happy that 'Manu' will be back on the pitch soon because I really like him as a person. I'll sit on the bench and support Manu to have a good season," Ulreich told reporters after Bayern's 3-1 win over Mainz on Saturday night.
"Of course it's always nice to be on the pitch, but my role is clear. When Manu is fit, he plays."