According to the Nationalmannschaft manager Joachim Low the goalkeeper is still the first option for the team ahead of the 2020 Euro.
The squad for the next two Germany national team matches have been announced by manager Joachim Low.
And Bayern Munich’s goalkeeper Manuel Neuer has been called once again, as he received praise from Low.
“Manuel Neuer is still our number one goalkeeper,” Low told the Germany Football Association (DFB) website.
“I spoke to him about this in November and confirmed this was the case. He is also our captain.”
“Marc-André Ter Stegen is currently playing at a world-class level and he will get his chance to play this year. Then we will see what happens,” he commented.
“Manuel has to naturally show through his performances that he is our number one goalkeeper.”
“There is competition at every position for a place in the team,” he said.
“Jonas Hector and Mario Götze missing out on the squad: We have a lot of different options in attack and I’m happy with the squad in that aspect.”
“I have seen that Mario is playing very well. Jonas is currently not playing as much on the left side for his club. However, I’ve said to him that he could return to the national team soon,” he continued.
“I wanted to use this squad announcement as an opportunity to speak about a couple of things from my point of view.”
“March starts a new cycle for us, one which continues until the 2020 European Championship and of course it was necessary for me to make certain changes based on our performances and results last year,” Low concluded.
— Germany (@DFB_Team_EN) March 15, 2019