Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer has insisted that he did not feel any sympathy for Schalke during this weekend's 4-0 Bundesliga win over his former team.
The Germany international started his professional career with the Gelsenkirchen side and made over 150 Bundesliga appearances for his boyhood club before leaving for the Allianz Arena in the summer of 2011.
Nevertheless, his warm feelings for his former club did not cause him any problems during Saturday's encounter.
"I did not feel compassion for Schalke, absolutely not," Neuer was quoted as saying by TZ. "I'm a Bayern player now, so I was obviously only thinking about Bayern. I'm a professional and I play for Bayern because I take my job seriously and always want to win.
"I wouldn't have minded if we had won by five or six goals."
Bayern climbed to joint first spot in the Bundesliga table following the win over Schalke.