Bayern München will not tolerate it if Marc-André ter Stegen replaces Manuel Neuer as Germany's number one goalkeeper.
|Uli Hoeness.||Photo: Sven Mandel / CC-BY-SA-4.0|
Bayern München president Uli Hoeness has reportedly warned the German Football Association that it will have drastic consequences if Marc-André ter Stegen takes over the position as Germany's first-choice goalkeeper from Manuel Neuer.
According to Sport Bild, Hoeness has said that Bayern München will not let any of their players play for the German national team if that happens.
"We would never accept that," Hoeness told Sport Bild.
"Before that happens, we will no longer provide players for the national team," he added.
When asked if Hoeness' threat worries him, Germany general manager Oliver Bierhoff told Sport Bild:
"No, because a club is obligated to release its players for international duty as per FIFA regulations."
According to Sport Bild, Germany coach Joachim Löw is planning to let Marc-André ter Stegen start in one of the upcoming games against Argentina (October 9) and Estonia (October 13).
Update: Uli Hoeness' office has now played down his comments.