Marc-Andre ter Stegen, the Barcelona goalkeeper, is due to undergo knee surgery, which will take him out of the European Championships this summer. Read more about Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen here.
Ter Stegen was in goal for Barcelona’s 2-1 loss to Celta Vigo on Sunday, confirming that the club will no longer win La Liga.
With little left to play for this season, Ter Stegen has announced on Instagram that he will have knee surgery. Surgery will fix a small problem that will prevent him from making Germany’s squad for the Euros this summer.
Marc-Andre ter Stegen will miss Euro 2020
“I have planned to do a supplementary operation on my knee with the support of the club’s medical staff,” he said.
“I’m disappointed that I won’t be able to attend EURO 2020 with Germany this summer. For the first time in many years, I will be cheering on my country from the comfort of my own home. I pray we succeed! When we return to the field after the summer break, I expect to be able to play for the fans again. I miss it! Thank you for your continued help through this trying season, and remain well!”
For Barcelona, this means backup goalkeeper Neto will play the rest of the season. But Ter Stegen’s move will not affect German coach Joachim Low. Joachim Low has always favored Bayern Munich’s Manuel Neuer in goal.
Since his debut in 2012, Ter Stegen has only earned 24 caps. The majority of which came during the 2017/18 season when Neuer was out with a problematic foot injury.
Given his recent underwhelming form at club level, his prospects of unseating Neuer this summer were already poor. But he will now be forced to watch from home. Low’s men attempt to lift the trophy for the first time since 1996.
Fortunately for Low, he doesn’t have any other goalkeeping choices. Neuer would most likely be backed up by Arsenal’s Bernd Leno and Frankfurt’s Kevin Trapp. But Freiburg’s Florian Muller or Bayern Munich’s backup Alexander Nubel may also be called up.
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