Ter Stegen expressed disappointment following the defeat against Celta, stating that he was sad having failed to win La Liga.
Germany goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen will miss the upcoming Euro 2020 due to a knee problem. Ter Stegen represented Barcelona in their recent home defeat against Celta Vigo, where they recorded a defeat by a margin of 2-1. The loss has resulted in the Spanish giants being ruled out of contention for a league triumph in the ongoing edition of La Liga. The 29-year-old will further be missing out on Barcelona’s final league clash against Eibar, which will certainly be a source of sadness for the fans.
Stegen expressed disappointment following the defeat against Celta, stating that he was sad having failed to win La Liga. He acknowledged the below-par start to the league campaign by Barcelona, by terming it as “complicated”. The 29-year-old however hailed the players for having shown “good character” during a 19-game unbeaten run.
“I’m disappointed about yesterday’s defeat and that now we can no longer win La Liga. After a complicated start to the season, we showed good character going 19 matches unbeaten – but we weren’t able to keep this form. I have decided together with the medical team of the club that I will do a complementary intervention on my knee. I’m sad that I will miss the EURO 2020 this summer with Germany. For the first time in many years I will be a fan at home supporting my country, I hope we win it! After the summer break, when we are back on the pitch I hope to be able to play with fans once again, I miss it! Thank you for your support,” read the message from the goalkeeper.
Manuel Neuer is expected to start at the Euros for Germany. Germany is in Group F along with Hungary, Portugal and world champion France. The Bavarians will take on France in their first game on June 15 in Munich. It will be interesting to see how the team operates in the absence of Ter Stegen who is considered a vital member of the football team.
Germany will be looking to lift the trophy, making the perfect farewell to manager Joachim Low. Euro 2020 will mark the last tournament for Low in charge of the German national team, having led them to a triumph in the 2014 World Cup.