Germany boss Joachim Low confirms Marc-Andre Ter Stegen and Manuel Neuer will play one match each in next Euro 2020 qualifiers – following Bayern Munich’s threats to boycott national team if their man was dropped as No 1
- There has been a battle for the No 1 jersey among Germany’s national team
- Stalwart Manuel Neuer is being chased by Barcelona’s Marc-Andre Ter Stegen
- Bayern even threatened to boycott national team if Neuer was dropped as No 1
- Joachim Low has confirmed two stars will play a game each in upcoming fixtures
Marc-Andre Ter Stegen will be given his opportunity to impress on the international stage this month after Joachim Low confirmed that he will share the goalkeeping duties between his two top players.
Incredibly, Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness threatened to boycott the national team if Neuer was ousted as No 1, before backtracking a few hours later.
Manuel Neuer (pictured) has a battle on his hands to keep hold of the Germany No 1 spot
There have been calls for Marc-Andre Ter Stegen to usurp Neuer as the country’s top keeper
The war of words now seems to have temporarily ended, but it has been confirmed that the two players will get 90 minutes each in the country’s upcoming games.
Speaking after his squad announcement on Friday, Low said: ‘Together with [goalkeeper coach] Andreas Kopke, we’ve decided that Marc will play in Dortmund and Manu in Tallinn. We’ve discussed it with both players.
‘I have confirmed numerous times that Manuel Neuer is our captain and our No 1 regarding the European Championship – so long as nothing extraordinary happens.’
There have been growing calls for Ter Stegen to replace 33-year-old Neuer, whose form is perceived to have dipped following a serious injury.
Joachim Low has confirmed that both keepers will get 90 minutes each in the upcoming ties
GERMANY’S UPCOMING SQUAD
Goalkeepers: Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich), Marc-Andre ter Stegen (Barcelona), Bernd Leno (Arsenal)
Defenders: Matthias Ginter (Borussia Monchengladbach), Marcel Halstenberg (Leipzig), Jonas Hector (Cologne), Lukas Klostermann (Leipzig), Niklas Stark (Hertha Berlin), Niklas Sule (Bayern Munich), Jonathan Tah (Bayer Leverkusen)
Midfielders: Nadiem Amiri (Bayer Leverkusen), Julian Brandt (Borussia Dortmund), Emre Can (Juventus), Ilkay Gundogan (Manchester City), Kai Havertz (Bayer Leverkusen), Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich), Toni Kroos (Real Madrid)
Forwards: Serge Gnabry (Bayern Munich), Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund), Luca Waldschmidt (Freiburg), Timo Werner (Leipzig)