Everything was going as he planned to play in midfield, first we signed Reina, then more than 1/2 of our key midfielders were missing, then came Alonso and dashed his hopes. He even tried with 'blackmailing', saying he didn't want the (C)armband because it would fit more to a midfielder(e.g. Neuer the midfielder). It remains to be seen if he'll ever manage to fulfill his dream.
Alonso ruined Neuer's prospect of playing in midfield for now, but that won't stop him from giving us heart-attacks time to time with his crazy individual dribbling skills.
"Football is very simple." - Kaiser Franck