First relegation battle, then EM? Goalkeeper Stefan Ortega of Bundesliga club Arminia Bielefeld could enter the German national team for the EURO (June 11th to July 11th) through the back door. The 28-year-old should apparently be ready in the event that another goalkeeper fails after Marc-Andre ter Stegen.
“The coaches see it as their very own task to have if-then scenarios and plans for certain situations,” said DFB spokesman Jens Grittner SID-Question: “But at the moment they are only paying attention to the current squad.”
This provides that in addition to captain Manuel Neuer, the substitutes Bernd Leno and Kevin Trapp go to the last tournament of national coach Joachim Löw. Ter Stegen is out due to an operation on the patellar tendon in his right knee.
The form strong Ortega is supposed to report the picture According to the DFB coaching team around goalkeeping coach Andy Köpke, he had already been informed that he would be given a chance in the event of a further cancellation. Most recently, Oliver Baumann from Hoffenheim was the fourth keeper in the circle of the DFB selection.
Löw has to report his final squad to UEFA by June 1st. However, in the event of injury, subsequent nominations are possible up to the first group game, in the case of the German team up to the duel with world champions France on June 15 in Munich.