Bayern Munich threatened not to release players to the German national team if Marc-Andre Ter Stegen displaced Manuel Neuer. The conflict between the two goalkeepers is currently heating up.
Some time ago there was tension between Ter Stegen and Neuer. This conflict began with Ter Stegen, who told the media that he was disappointed that Joachim Loew had not been the main choice under the rule of Die Mannschaft.
The Barcelona goalkeeper’s attitude was criticized by Neuer, who is Germany’s number one goalkeeper. He felt Ter Stegen should not express this.
After the conflict, Loew is rumored to be giving Ter Stegen the chance to appear when Germany faces Argentina and Estonia next October. However, this plan was immediately opposed by Uli Hoeness.
The Bayern president is indeed on Neuer’s side. According to him, Ter Stegen was not fit to displace the Die Roten captain under the rule of Germany.
He now even threatened not to release Bayern players to the national team, if Loew continued to play Ter Stegen as the first choice.
“We will never accept that. Before that happens, we will not release players for the national team,” Hoeness was quoted as saying by Bild.
This Hoeness threat was responded to casually by the German manager, Oliver Bierhoff. He believes Bayern will not really do that.
“I am not worried, because a club is obliged to release its players to carry out state duties in the international arena according to FIFA regulations,” Bierhoff explained.