Marc-Andre ter Stegen has confirmed via his social media handles that he will not be able to represent Die Mannschaft in the upcoming Euro 2020. The FC Barcelona goalkeeper is set to undergo a surgery on his right knee on May 20th in Malmö, Sweden.
The absence of the Catalan player will not be much of a problem for head coach Joachim Löw, whose preference has always been Bayern Munich’s Manuel Neuer. Löw is set to announce his squad on Wednesday. With ter Stegen out of the squad, Kevin Trapp and Bernd Leno will likely be the reserve goalkeepers.
The player posted the following note on his Instagram:
“…..I have decided together with the medical team of the club that I will do a complementary intervention on my knee. I’m sad that I will miss the EURO 2020 this summer with Germany. For the first time in many years I will be a fan at home supporting my country, I hope we win it! After the summer break, when we are back on the pitch I hope to be able to play with fans once again, I miss it! Thank you for your support throughout a difficult season and stay healthy!”
An update for all of you. Thank you for all your support throughout a difficult season and stay healthy!— Marc ter Stegen (@mterstegen1) May 17, 2021
My message is here:https://t.co/XmgMkGpqH5 pic.twitter.com/gLot8Pz3cD
We wish MATS a very speedy recovery!