Munich (AP) - The reserve goalkeeper of the football first division FC Bayern Munich, Sven Ulreich, missed regular missions, but has arranged with the role of number two behind Manuel Neuer.

"Sometimes, when Manuel Neuer holds a ball in the game, the audience applauds and I'm sitting on the bench, I think to myself:" Well, that feeling is missing, "said the 31-year-old of the" Augsburger Allgemeine ". However, with the situation of not having a realistic chance of action as long as the national goalkeeper is fit, he has come to terms: "Manuel is clearly the best goalkeeper in the world. That's why it's no shame to sit here on the bench. "

Accepting this role is also a matter of age: "Before I could not stand to sit on the bench. At the time I was not the team player I am today. "Today he knows that it's important" to put one's own interests behind ".

Bayern is on Saturday (15.30 clock, Sky) at Fortuna Dusseldorf guest.