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Flick confirms that ter Stegen will deputize for Neuer

By Rune Gjerulff   @runegjerulff

Germany coach Hansi Flick has made it clear that Marc-André ter Stegen will deputize for Manuel Neuer, who is out for the rest of the season.
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Hansi Flick has confirmed that Marc-André ter Stegen will be in goal for Germany while Manuel Neuer is out with a long-term injury.

Speaking to Kicker, the Germany coach underlined that the FC Barcelona goalkeeper remains ahead of Kevin Trapp in the pecking order.

"We've often commented on this topic and made the order very clear. But the goalkeeping position is the least of our worries in Germany. We have 3-5 goalkeepers who are among the best in the world," Flick said.

"We have to improve the defense. If you look at the World Cup, the teams that conceded the fewest goals were the most successful. Our opponents were more efficient than us, which is why we were eliminated. We have to make sure we defend without compromises."

Germany face Peru and Belgium later this month in their first two games of 2023.

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