Neuer isn't the best yet - what I meant earlier was: David Villa will face a much better goalkeeper than in previous matches (except Bernaglio from Switzerland).
Enke, who committed suicide, was a rock-solid goalkeeper. Yet, he wasn't spectacular.
Neuer or Adler was a tough choice though. Neuer didn't play his best season for Schalke 04. And Adler had a certain advantage from the matches against Russia in the qualification. Both are on an equal high level; it always puzzles me how British teams pay like 20 Million bucks for forwards who had one good season, but overlook all these good goalkeepers in Germany.
Neuer wasn't the third choice though, but the second. When Tim Wiese (Mr. Pink Jersey) was allowed to play, it was because he had one or two good matches before. But, Neuer won the U21-European-Championship as a goalkeeper, and most German ex-national-goalkeepers rate Neuer much higher than Adler or Wiese.
For good reason: Neuer isn't strong when it comes to running out of the goal to catch a ball flying (on the ground, though, he's great). He also gives the appearance of being nervous at times, and quite a few times he flies in a different direction than the ball.
On the other hand, and this is the thing: he also does these unbelievable saves you'll remember later, and then he develops this apperance for the other team like he's unbeatable. That's what makes him like Kahn in 2002. And Kahn brought a veerrrrrrrrry mediocre Germany to the finals then.
I hope he gets tested really early tonight, and gets the balls, to create this atmosphere about him. Then it can become his match. With about felt 23123213 shots of David Villa on the German goal, and Miro Kloses header in the 89' for the 1-0. Out of nothing.