17 Sep Barcelona news: Ter Stegen strikes back in Neuer for’inappropriate’ Germany remarks
The Barca goalkeeper hit at his international teammate but is now eager to proceed on in the problem
Marc-Andre ter Stegen states it was”improper” to Manuel Neuer to criticise him for speaking out about a need for longer match time for Germany.
Barcelona goalkeeper Ter Stegen explained it as a”huge blow” to not attribute for his nation against Netherlands and Northern Ireland from the global break.
The 27-year old has needed to function as backup to Neuer for the majority of his international career, despite rising calls for him to be awarded the number one place before the Bayern Munich celebrity.
Neuer, 33, accused Ter Stegen of being chased by expressing his own frustrations from people and indicated he’d revealed some thing of a lack of respect towards fellow goalkeepers Bernd Leno and Kevin Trapp, who similarly are fighting for more Germany playing time.
Ter Stegen, who’s returned to his homeland for Tuesday’s Champions League clash between Barca and Borussia Dortmund, believes Neuer has been unjust in his remarks but wishes to draw a line under the matter.
He also told a news conference:”I want to state something about it. You can’t say we’ve got contest for the goalkeeper place and expect the players to be more pleased with the situation if they don’t playwith. Soccer is all about joy but also disappointment.
“Manuel Neuer doesn’t have to remark on my private feelings and quantify them, I would say. It is my own view. If you consider the past couple of decades, you realise that I consistently behaved well and exactly what Neuer along with other individuals have said isn’t fair.
“His comments were improper but I do not wish to say a great deal more. I wish to finish this controversy.”
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Ter Stegen’s second priority is to make sure up Barca’s defence, together with the Catalans having conceded seven goals in their opening four La Liga matches of 2019-20.
“We are attempting to halt the goals going in but things have not come off,” he added. “It is not exactly what we anticipated. We must improve. There have been errors which we may certainly fix. We have talked about it”
Following Tuesday’s group phase battle with Dortmund, Barcelona subsequently traveling to Andalusia to shoot on Granada on Saturday.