As the “BILD newspaper” found out, the FCB captain could get a little break from national coach Joachim Löw. According to this, Marc-Andre ter Stegen will play against North Macedonia in the 2022 World Cup qualification next Wednesday.
Will Neuer also return to Bayern earlier?
Löw could kill two birds with one stone with the break for Neuer. On the one hand, the 35-year-old would have more time to prepare or rest for the top Bundesliga game against Leipzig, and on the other hand, Neuer-Backup ter Stegen would again have minutes played in the national team. The FC Barcelona goalkeeper last played a competitive game against Northern Ireland in November 2019.
An early return from Neuer should certainly be welcomed in Munich as well. With Niklas Süle, a Bayern professional has already left the national team prematurely. The defender struggles with thigh problems.