Ter Stegen is not happy
Marc Andre ter Stegen the FIFA Best player nominee for 2018/19 believes he has done enough and deserves the number one spot at the National team.
The captain had a poor World Cup in 2018 and has had many injuries which caused him a deep in form therefore, Marc-Andre thinks he should start ahead of Neuer.
It should be noted that Marc-Andre nearly left Barcelona after he played back up role to Claudio Bravo until when he was promoted and Bravo was sold to Manchester City.
He also quoted the fact that he met the coach and he promised him to play in the qualifiers but to his surprise he stayed at the bench when they were humiliated by Netherlands and the win against Northern Ireland in September.
The 27-year-old came out and said the situation at the national team was driving him a bit mad and a tough blow to him.
Joachim Low is the problem
He promised Marc-Andre to play in the EURO 2020 qualifiers and also confirmed to Neuer that he is the captain and the number one regarding European Championship.
After the 2018 World Cup he dropped senior players in Thomas Mueller, Jerome Boateng and Mats Hummels and Marc-Andre thought it was his time in goal.
Low has also said several times that Neuer is his number one goalkeeper and will continue to be until something extra ordinary happens.
Right now the coach together with his goalkeeper coach Andreas Kopke gave Ter Stegen to play in their friendly draw against Argentina.
In the next EURO 2020 qualifier against Estonia the Barcelona shot stopper will start from the bench.
Low has said that he talked to all parties and everything is settled but I can assure you it will never be sorted until Marc-Andre becomes number one.
Bayern Munich fights on behalf of Neuer
When the senior players Jerome Boateng, Mats Hummels and Thomas Muller were dropped from the National team Bayern said that the timing and circumstances of the decision were questionable.
They even reminded the National team that those players had achieved a lot with it and also reminded them that they won the 2014 World Cup.
The Germany captain has not said much about the issue as the one who is favored but said that Marc-Andre ter Stegen complaints are not helpful to the team.
He added that Germany has many great keepers like Kevin Trapp, Bernd Leno all of which want to start but stick together as a team.
Recently after Ter Stegen complained of not getting playing time, Bayern Munich President Uli Hoeness has threatened that all Bayern Munich players would not play for the National team if Neuer is dropped from the Germany number one spot.
Germany Legends have their say
Former defender Christian Ziege feels Marc-Andre ter Stegen is at the same level with Manuel Neuer and therefore, deserves to play equally.
Right before the 2018 World Cup Germany’s greatest goalkeeper said that he would start Marc-Andre in goal as he was the best in the World.
Since that time Marc-Andre ter Stegen has kept on improving and that is why he is disappointed that all his efforts are not enough for Joachim Low to hand him the number one spot.