Having joined RB Leipzig in last year’s summer transfer window, Andre Silva has become a mainstay in the Bundesliga team’s playing XI during the current 2021-22 European football season. The Portuguese international is his team’s second top scorer this season with seven goals, one behind his team-mate Christopher Nkunku (eight goals). Despite being in good form personally, the striker has failed to guide Leipzig into the top half of the Bundesliga table as they currently languish ninth in the standings. During an interaction with the virtual media, the 26-year-old was asked about the toughest goalkeeper in the German league. When asked, Silva revealed that it was his teammates Peter Gulacsi and Manuel Neuer who were quite “strong”.
“For me, the best goalkeeper now in the Bundesliga is Gulacsi. When I was in Frankfurt, I never scored on him. Of course, I have to mention Neuer because it is difficult to play against Bayern and we know in the air that he is strong,” he said. saying.
Leipzig have already met Bayern once this season and were beaten 4-1 at the Red Bull Arena. Silva started the match as his team’s only striker, but was later substituted. Robert Lewandowski, Jamal Musiala, Leroy Sane and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting were among Bayern’s top scorers in that match. Meanwhile, Konrad Laimer found a way past Neuer in the second half to score Leipzig’s only goal.
Bayern is currently at the top of the table with a big lead, followed by Borussia Dortmund in second place.
Further explaining why Neuer and Gulacsi are better than other goalkeepers in the Bundesliga, Silva explained: “What makes the difference between the best goalkeepers and the other goalkeepers is that, for example, in the air, they can keep a clean sheet or no”. I concede a lot of chances in the air.”
“There are a lot of things that are different like playing with the ball at the feet, executing the cross. I think in the end it’s these together. But my evaluation is Gulacsi and Neuer,” he added.
Silva will be in action next Saturday, when Leipzig take on VFB Stuttgart in a Bundesliga match at the Mercedes-Benz Arena. Stuttgart are currently 15th in the standings, one spot out of the relegation zone.