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Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer allowed to play one game for Germany in the March international break

Calm before the storm?

FC Bayern München v F.C. Copenhagen: Group A - UEFA Champions League 2023/24 Photo by Sebastian Widmann/Getty Images

Manuel Neuer is now back after being sidelined for over a year and he has shown that he hasn’t missed a beat since, which earned himself (and Sven Ulreich) a fresh Bayern Munich contract that expires in 2025. Germany could use the defensive stability right now, which is why Neuer is slated to start one of the games in the last international break before Germany host the 2024 Euros:

Everything indicates that Manuel Neuer will start in goal for Germany in at least one of the upcoming games against France and the Netherlands in March. Julian Nagelsmann and his staff were very impressed by Neuer’s first appearances for Bayern after his injury. His presence on the pitch and his passing game were perceived very positively. Neuer’s presence gives calm and security to the backline, something that Nagelsmann is looking for amid the recent defensive problems. That’s why it’s a certainty that Neuer will be called up again and play for Germany in March. Marc-André ter Stegen, who missed Germany’s last two games with a back injury, failed to make a lasting impact before Neuer’s comeback.

Neuer was touted to be called up after Ter Stegen injured himself and sat out the games against Austria and Turkey. The last part of the quote is also a huge indictment on the FC Barcelona keeper who, despite impressing at club level, has failed to live up to expectations.

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