Mesut Ozil quit International Football after Germany’s early exit from the World Cup in Russia and blamed the German FA over racist comments made to the Arsenal player.
The 29-year-old will leave a big hole in Joachim Low’s national squad, but Neuer insists that his team-mates must move on from his departure.
“It’s the decision of the player,” Neuer told reporters.
“When another player is saying that he wants to [retire] it’s his own decision. You have to search for the reasons on your own then and in that case, he has found them.