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Lothar Matthaus calls for Marc-Andre ter Stegen to start over Manuel Neuer for Germany

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The Barcelona goalkeeper deserves a chance

Germany v Sweden: Group F - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images

Marc-Andre ter Stegen is on international duty with Germany and there are calls the Barcelona captain should start over current No. 1 Manuel Neuer.

Manager Joachim Low has axed several big names from his latest squad but has insisted Neuer remains his first choice, despite Ter Stegen’s consistently excellent form for the Catalan giants.

Former Germany captain Lothar Matthaus has given his view and reckons Ter Stegen deserves the chance to stake a claim for a starting spot.

“The captain’s armband cannot decide whether you’re playing or sitting on the bench,” he told Bild.

“Ter Stegen has earned a fair chance due to his world-class achievements over the past two years. If you decide with the performance principle, it has to be valid for everybody.”

Source | Bild

Germany play a friendly against Serbia in Wolfsburg on Wednesday and then kick off their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign against Netherlands in Amsterdam on Sunday.