Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer has praised his team-mates after breaking Oliver Kahn's club record for minutes without conceding a goal in all competitions. The record was surpassed late in the Bavarians' draw with Hoffenheim on Saturday, and he went on to keep his 11th consecutive clean sheet.
Neuer has not conceded since he was beaten by Borussia Monchengladbach's Igor de Camargo on matchday one, and now replaces Kahn in the history books. Kahn did not concede for 1011 minutes in 2002-03, but Neuer has now been unbeaten for 1018 minutes.
"It's not a personal record, it's a record set by the team, because we all kept these clean sheets. I think Mario Gomez is just as delighted by it as I am," Neuer was quoted as saying by TZ.
Neuer has not had too much work to do since joining Bayern, but the shot stopper pulled off a world-class save to deny Hoffenheim defender Marvin Compper in last weekend's game.
"My save shows I'm not just there to make up the numbers," smiled the former Schalke man.
Bayern sit top of the Bundesliga table at the moment with 19 points from eight games.