Barcelona goalkeeper Marc Andre Ter Stegen is set to miss out on the upcoming European Champions with a knee injury that requires surgery.
Ter Stegen decided to cut short his 2020/21 season with Barcelona no longer in the title race and focus on getting himself fit for next season.
That means 29-year-old will no longer be available for selection by Joachin Low for the upcoming European Championship as he prepares for a surgery on his knee.
He posted on his social media handle: “I’m disappointed about yesterday’s defeat and that now we can no longer win La Liga. After a complicated start to the season, we showed good character going 19 matches unbeaten — but we weren’t able to keep this form.
“I have decided together with the medical team of the club that I will do a complementary intervention on my knee. I’m sad that I will miss the EURO 2020 this summer with Germany.
“For the first time in many years I will be a fan at home supporting my country, I hope we win it!
“After the summer break, when we are back on the pitch I hope to be able to play with fans once again, I miss it!
“Thank you for your support throughout ab difficult season and stay healthy!”
— Marc ter Stegen (@mterstegen1) May 17, 2021
Germany already have Manuel Neur who has always been their no.1 still fit with options in Arsenal’s Bernd Leno and Eintracht Frankfurt’s Kevin Trapp.