Per a report from kicker, Germany coach Joachim Löw may give FC Barcelona’s Marc-André ter Stegen a start for Die Mannschaft in one of Germany’s upcoming October matches. Germany will square off against Argentina in a friendly on Wednesday, October 9th, and will then battle Estonia in a UEFA EURO 2020 qualifier on Sunday October 13th.
The move comes after a two-week media squabble after Ter Stegen griped about his secondary role on the national team, behind Bayern Munich’s Manuel Neuer as first keeper. Since then, seemingly everyone with an opinion on the matter has chimed in with their own scorching hot take.
The move to give Ter Stegen an opportunity after his public discontent might be tough for Löw to explain to Neuer, his captain and also one of the team’s most respected veterans. But giving Ter Stegen a start in the friendly match against Argentina would be a small price for Neuer to pay to keep the peace.
Interestingly, in a kicker poll of 196,709 voters, a whopping two thirds (67%) voted that Ter Stegen should be the first keeper on the German national team.