Ter Stegen keen to make Germany's 23-man squad for Euro 2012

The Monchengladbach goalkeeper, 20, was instrumental in his side's fourth place finish in the Bundesliga this season and is confident he will carry this form to Euro 2012
Marc-Andre ter Stegen is working hard to be Germany's surprise pick for Euro 2012 ahead more established goalkeepers Tim Wiese and Ron-Robert Zieler.

The Monchengladbach youngster is one of the four goalkeepers currently working at Germany's training camp in Sardinia, where the 27 players provisionally called up by Joachim Low prepare Euro 2012.

The goalkeeping prospect has not yet received a selection for the German national team but was called up on the back of a great season where he, alongside forward Marco Reus, helped his club finish at a respectable fourth spot in the Bundesliga.

In an interview for German newspaper Express, Ter Stegen explained: "There is no gift for any of us four [goalkeepers]. Every one of us wants to be on the final list, and we are fighting with that objective in mind."

Despite the security provided by Manuel Neuer, the definite starter under coach Low, the hierarchy behind the Bayern goalkeeper is fairly uncertain as none of Tim Wiese or former Manchester United Ron-Robert Zieler have had a stellar year.

"We wanted to see Marc and so far he has shown he is well-prepared and knows exactly what he wants," Andreas Kopke, goalkeeper coach for the German national team, said.

Ter Stegen is among a crop of youngsters aged under 21 who were provisionally called up by Joachim Low, alongside Mario Gotze, Julian Draxler and Marco Reus.

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