Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness has had a bit of a pop at Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen after he spoke about his frustration at being Germany’s No. 1.
The 27-year-old has become frustrated at life on the bench for the national team and highlighted his quality again during Barca’s 0-0 draw with Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday.
However, Hoeness has not been impressed by Ter Stegen’s latest comments and reckons current first choice Manuel Neuer remains Germany’s best option.
“That’s a joke. I think it is not okay how the Munich press deals with that topic. The press in western Geramny supports Marc-Andre extremely. As if he had already won 17 World Championships.
“And I do not see support from the southern German press for Manuel. It is not okay to bring such a topic to the public.
“He [ter Stegen] has no claim to play. For the keepers it is different than for the other players, because you can’t constantly switch.
“The hierarchy has to be clear and say: Manuel Neuer is the number one. He has been the best goalkeeper in the world for many years.
“He was injured for a while, but it was clear that only he can be the number one when he returns to his old form. And he has now.”
Source | Sport1
The debate over who should be Germany’s first choice goalkeeper shows no sign of stopping, with manager Joachim Low set to name his next squad in the coming weeks for games in October against Argentina and Estonia.