Muscle fiber tear-Manuel Neuer missed both international matches

muscle fiber tear manuel neuer missed both international matches

Last Update: 20.03.2024 23: 38

Injury instead of international Comeback: goalkeeper Manuel Neuer suffered a torn muscle fiber in his left thigh during training for the national team.

Injury instead of international Comeback: Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer has suffered a torn muscle fiber in his left thigh in Training for the national football team and is out for the European Championship Test matches on Saturday against France and three days later against the Netherlands. This was announced by the DFB on Wednesday afternoon (20.03.2024).

An opportunity for ter Stegen

“This is very annoying because he made a very good impression,” said national coach Julian Nagelsmann at a Fan PK on Wednesday evening.

The 37-year-old had already left the team hotel in Gravenbruch near Frankfurt. According to dpa Information, national coach Julian Nagelsmann had wanted to name the striker of FC Bayern Munich as his number one for the home European Championship in the summer. 

Now Nagelsmann has to reschedule for the two internationals – and expectedly does so with Marc-André ter Stegen as representative. “Thank God we still have a world-class goalkeeper who will be in goal in both games and will certainly show a very good performance.”, Nagelsmann said about the closing Man of FC Barcelona.

Downtime still open

What the Neuer injury means for the EM is open. After returning to Bayern-Tor almost half a year ago, the ambitious newcomer had also set himself the goal of participating in the home European Championship again. “I am focused on myself, on my performance and I will give everything again with the National Team“, he had said just last weekend about his ambitions for a comeback as Number One and added: “The coach will decide.” 

It is uncertain how long the new one will have to pause. However, he is unlikely to be available to Bayern beyond the international break. The first game is on March 30. In the Bundesliga against Borussia Dortmund. On 9. The first leg of the Champions League quarter-finals will take place at Arsenal FC in London on 22 April.

Jan-Niklas Beste is also injured

In addition to Neuer, Jan-Niklas Beste (25) also withdrew from the 1. FC Heidenheim suffered a muscle injury on Wednesday in DFB Training, as Nagelsmann announced. The DFB Newcomer went to further investigations. A diagnosis was still pending. Nagelsmann had to be removed from the squad before Bayern Youngster Aleksandar Pavlovic, who missed his possible international debut due to an infection.

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