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Julian Nagelsmann planning on using Manuel Neuer as number one keeper for Germany at Euro 2024

It looks like Neuer is going to be the main man in goal for Germany next summer.

FC Bayern München v VfL Wolfsburg - Bundesliga Photo by Roland Krivec/DeFodi Images via Getty Images

Euro 2024 is less than a year away and as the host nation, Germany is prepping to get themselves back towards of the top of the footballing pedestal that they were on top of a la the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. After a bright start to his tenure as Die Mannschaft manager, things went downhill at a steady rate for Hansi Flick, and even Julian Nagelsmann has already experienced speed bumps just a few months in to his time at the helm of the German national team.

In the last two international breaks, Nagelsmann took a look at different players in different positions to try to get better ideas of what he feels his best starting eleven would be. A lot can happen between now and when the time comes to make the final roster for the European Championships, but he will at least have Bayern Munich’s Manuel Neuer back in the fray, who was out of the mix for quite some time due to his serious leg injury.

While Neuer was out, Eintracht Frankfurt’s Kevin Trapp and Barcelona’s Marc-André ter Stegen split the majority of the minutes in Germany’s friendlies, but now that Neuer is back and fully fit, Nagelsmann is confident he knows who is number one will be.

Per information from Sport Bild (as per @iMiaSanMia), Nagelsmann is 100% planning on having Neuer be the number one keeper for Germany at the Euros this coming summer. He wants to have Neuer start in goal for them for the next international friendly match, too, which is a March 23rd tie against France. It was France that Germany beat just after they had sacked Flick and Rudi Völler oversaw the team for that 2-1 win at the Signal Iduna Park.

FC Bayern München Training Session And Press Conference - UEFA Champions League 2023/24 Photo by Matt McNulty/Getty Images

Neuer is also doing his part to make sure he stays on the right track. In addition to being back and starting in goal for Bayern, he is regularly meeting with the physios to ensure his body is responding well to the increased workload. Specifically, he works on mobilizing the the muscles and the muscle tissues in the are surrounding his previously affected leg to make sure they stay strong, thus preventing further injury risks.

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