Communication is a key part of football and so Thiago Alcantara took it upon himself to try to teach Manuel Neuer some Spanish.
The former Barcelona midfielder challenged his Bayern Munich captain to repeat a series of phrases in Spanish before making him guess what each one meant in his native German.
Neuer needed two guesses to figure out the meaning of ‘bienvenido’ (welcome) but the 34-year-old quickly redeemed himself.
“I like drinking water,” was Neuer’s first successful translation.
However, he struggled when Thiago told him that his “first position as a footballer was striker”.