Nagelsmann Commits to Backing Neuer as Key Goalkeeper for Euro 2024

Julian Nagelsmann remains staunch in his defense of Manuel Neuer as Germany’s premier goalkeeper for the upcoming Euro 2024 despite a recent blunder.

In a mishap against Greece in Monchengladbach, Neuer fumbled a shot from Christos Tzolis. Georgios Masouras pounced on the spill, scoring the opener. Nevertheless, the hosts rallied back with goals from Kai Havertz and Pascal Gross, turning the tables to secure a win.

This error surfaced after Alexander Nubel was axed from Nagelsmann’s chosen 26, leaving Oliver Baumann and Marc-Andre ter Stegen as the other goalies. Neuer, at 38, having been an irreplaceable fixture in major tournaments since 2010, was sidelined since 2022 due to an injury.

Post-match, Nagelsmann swiftly quelled any doubts about Neuer’s standing. As the squad preps for their Group A debut against Scotland, he emphasized the keeper’s prowess, notably highlighting three stellar saves made during the game.

“I refuse to entertain any debates about this,” Nagelsmann asserted. “Mistakes happen. It’s not just on him; it was a collective slip. Frankly, he’s shown feats that others might only dream of. All is well.”

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