BERLIN – Bayern Munich reserve goalkeeper Sven Ulreich has backed Manuel Neuer to defend his status as Germany's number one, saying that his team mate is better than Barcelona's Marc-Andre ter Stegen.
"In Marc and Manuel, Germany have two very good goalkeepers, but I think Manuel is a class above," Ulreich told Sky.
Neuer will be in goal when Germany take on the Netherlands in their opening Euro 2020 qualifier on Sunday, and Ulreich said that he should remain as first choice goalkeeper until the tournament next summer.
"He is just a brilliant keeper, and I think it does the team good to have such an experienced player between the posts," he said.
Ulreich kept goal for Bayern for much of last season while Neuer recovered from a series of foot injuries.