5/18/2018 10:51:01 PM (GMT+3)

Neuer returns to Bayern squad after eight months

Neuer returns to Bayern squad after eight months

MUNICH, Germany: Bayern Munich coach Jupp Heynckes took to the podium for a pre-match press conference for one last time.

The great career of the 73-year-old will come to an end on Saturday when Bayern take on Eintracht Frankfurt in the DFB Cup final.

“Of course, there will be emotions," said Heynckes on Friday on the club’s website. ”Berlin is the German Wembley. With a wonderful atmosphere. It's certainly another highlight in my career. It's something you look back on fondly.”

But the big news is the return of Manuel Neuer, who will be in the squad for the first time since September, 2017.

After recovering from a metatarsal fracture the captain will be in the squad but “won't start,” revealed Heynckes.

Bayern aim to win the match and clinch the cup so that the 2013 treble coach will indeed have fond memories in a few years. Heynckes and his team worked on "many details" during the week.

Thomas Muller, who was out of action with a bout of gastroenteritis in the last few days, has recovered.

“He can start, I don't have any doubts,” said the coach.

However, Jerome Boateng, Arturo Vidal and Arjen Robben will miss out with injury.

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