Marc-André Ter Stegen confirmed his end of the season with Barça on Monday. Hit in the knee, the 29-year-old goalkeeper will undergo surgery and miss the Euro with Germany.
Bad season for Marc-André Ter Stegen. Already handicapped by several physical glitches at the start of the year with Barça, the goalkeeper formalized this Monday his package for the Euro (from June 11 to July 11). If his presence in the 26 players called up by Joachim Löw for the continental tournament was no doubt, Manuel Neuer’s lining is forced to give it up due to a knee problem.
“I have decided with the club’s medical team that I will do an additional intervention on my knee. I am sad to miss Euro 2020 this summer with Germany, announced Marc-André Ter Stegen in a message posted on social media. For the first time in many years, I will be a fan at home to support my country, I hope we win it! “
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Only one title this season
Holder during the defeat of Barça against Celta Vigo (1-2) this Sunday during the 37th day of Liga, Marc-André Ter Stegen will not add another title this season. After winning the Copa del Rey, the German will not win the Spanish championship with the club blaugrana. No more than the Euro with the Mannschaft.
In the Champions League, the dreams of glory of the former goalkeeper of Mönchengladbach were shattered against the PSG of a twirling Kylian Mbappé and author of a hat-trick at Camp Nou (1-4) in a round of 16 go memorable.
Hard blow for Germany before challenging the Blues
Marc-André’s injury is very bad news for the German team. Certainly, Manuel Neuer has regained form but the difference in level between his usual understudy and the duo Trapp-Leno, the two players called up during the Barcelona’s previous absences, is notable.
“After the summer break, when we get back on the pitch, I hope I can play with the fans once again, I miss that,” the international started with 25 caps again. Thank you for your support throughout. ‘a tough season and stay healthy! “
Germany will face the France team in their first Euro match on June 15. Julian Draxler’s partners will then challenge Portugal (June 19) and Hungary (June 23) in the three Group F matches played in Munich.