Bayern Munchen Chief ULI HOENESS has threatened to block Bayern Munich players from representing Germany if Manuel Neuer loses his national team place to Marc-Andre ter Stegen.
Bayern president Hoeness weighed into Die Mannschaft’s goalkeeper debate last week when he hit out at the German Football Association for their perceived failure to show adequate support to Neuer, captain of club and country.
Neuer’s chief positional rival in the Germany setup, Barcelona star Ter Stegen, had prompted a public exchange of views when he expressed frustration with a lack of international opportunities.
Hoeness criticized the 27-year-old for his comments and, accusing the media of a coordinating a campaign against Neuer, insisted Bayern would not let their players “be damaged without reason”.
That could extend to extreme measures if Joachim Low moves to drop 2014 World Cup winner Neuer.
“Before that happens, we will no longer send players to the national team anymore,” Hoeness told Sport Bild.
Asked whether he would seek talks with head coach Low, Hoeness replied: “He’ll hear what we’ve said before and his ears will ring.”
Refusing to allow members of their squad to represent Germany would leave Bayern open to sanctions.
Source – The42
If you use the quotes from this content, you legally agree to give www.brila.net the News credit as the source and a backlink to our story. Copyright 2020 Brila Media.