Ter Stegen frustrated by reserve role for Germany
BERLIN, SEPT 13: Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen has voiced his frustration at playing second fiddle to Manuel Neuer in the German national team.
Ter Stegen, 27, sat on the bench throughout Germany's Euro 2020 qualifiers against the Netherlands and Northern Ireland last weekend, despite repeated assurances from coach Joachim Loew that he would get a chance to prove himself in 2019.
"It's not easy to find an explanation for what I am experiencing," Ter Stegen told reporters at a marketing event in Barcelona on Thursday.
"I am still trying everything, but this trip with Germany was a tough blow for me."
The undisputed number one at Barcelona, Ter Stegen has struggled to usurp Neuer in the German national team.
He has made just one appearance for Germany this year, a 45-minute cameo in a friendly against Serbia last March. -AFP