Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness has warned Germany against picking Marc-Andre ter Stegen over Manuel Neuer, or else face missing out on a whole host of Allianz Arena stars.
Ter Stegen has made a strong case for a spot in Joachim Low’s starting line-up at international level with his performances for Barcelona in recent weeks.
The 27-year-old was forced to sit on the bench as Germany lost 4-2 to the Netherlands and beat Northen Ireland 2-0 in Euro 2020 qualifying fixtures earlier this month, with his frustrations boiling over upon his return to Camp Nou.
Ter Stegen publicly voiced his grievances, claiming he has “tried everything” to break into Low’s side, with Neuer criticising his fellow countryman for speaking out on the issue .
A back and forth between the two players in the media has since followed, but Hoeness has completely rejected the notion that the Bayern No.1 could soon be disposed on the international stage and even threatened a boycott.
The Bayern president told Sport Bild : “We would never accept that [Ter Stegen replacing Neuer as No.1]. [If Bayern are informed of the change] before it happens, we won’t send any players to the national team anymore.”