Germany coach Joachim Low has confirmed that Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen will play for the national side in their friendly against Argentina.
The 27-year-old has been in superb form again for Barcelona this season and has spoken of his disappointment at being left on the bench for the national side.
Low says that Manuel Neuer remains Germany’s first-choice stopper but confirmed Ter Stegen will get the chance to impress on Wednesday in Dortmund.
“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,” he said.
“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.”
Source | Goal
Ter Stegen’s comments about his disappointment at being left out were branded “unhelpful” by Neuer, while Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness then had a bit of a pop at the Barcelona goalkeeper.
While Ter Stegen will now get some game time with Germany, he will then go back on the bench for the team’s clash with Estonia in Euro 2020 qualifying