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Sven Ulreich backs Manuel Neuer over ter Stegen for Germany’s goalkeeper

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The question, however, is whether Joachim Löw thinks it's time for Manuel Neuer to pass the baton to ter Stegen.

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Manuel Neuer in Amsterdam, March 23, 2019.
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The debate in the German national team on who would actually make a better first string goalkeeper is still not over. Manuel Neuer has lost his pre-injury form and that is one of the reasons why the captain could possibly lose his regular spot in the national team to Barcelona’s Marc André ter Stegen. Joachim Löw allowed both the goalkeepers to play one half each during Die Mannschaft’s friendly against Serbia – the Bavarian played the first half of the game and conceded a goal in the 12th minute, while ter Stegen kept the opponents at bay.

While uncertainty is persisting, Sven Ulreich has come out in support of his Bayern Munich teammate. He is of the opinion that the club captain has more experience and that is one of the most important reasons that gives him an advantage over ter Stegen. He said: (via AZ)

I think Germany has never had a big goalkeeper problem and even now has very good goalkeepers in Manu [Neuer] and Marc [Andre ter Stegen]. But I think Manu is still a class better. Particularly on account of the experience that he has.

Germany will face Netherlands in the qualification round of Euro and it is still uncertain who the coach thinks would fit better in the starting line up. While Neuer has more probability to start, we cannot rule out the chances of ter Stegen getting called up to stay between the sticks over the Bavarian.