So the Champions League event Ter Stegen Evidence
Paris – Marc-Andre ter Stegen could be bored every weekend to come. Whom he met only one bench and the bench another. However, the story is different when it comes and midweek Champions League held.
Ter Stegen came to Barcelona with the status of the former Borussia Moenchengladbach goalkeeper, the club he had ever defended for three years. Had predicted to be the main goalkeeper Barca, Ter Stegen even have to compete with other goalkeeper Claudio Bravo.
Just like Ter Stegen, Bravo also recently brought in the summer of last year to cover the departure of Victor Valdes, who chose not to renew his contract. In the end, Bravo was the one who selected the Barca coach, Luis Enrique, to be the main Barca goalkeeper.
From week to week, Bravo appeared escorting Los Cules goalkeeper in La Liga, leaving Ter Stegen the number of zeros in the league appearances. For Ter Stegen, this is not a pleasant situation, but he still accept it.
“I find it hard to accept the fact that I just finished up in the league. I certainly want to play more often,” said Ter Stegen.
The only chance Ter Stegen show off just in the Champions League and Copa del Rey, which matches every week no orders yet.
This season, Ter Stegen appear in all eight games to Barca in the Champions League knock-out phase. In eight games, the goal conceded six times.
For Ter Stegen, performance in the Champions League could maketh as a bargaining tool. If you look good, he can ask the coach for more frequent play.
“It’s not easy when you have the rhythm to play. But, I still have it because the rhythm is still playing in the Champions League,” said the German goalkeeper as reported by Soccerway.
“There are still important matches and the match tomorrow (against Paris Saint-Germain) will be the next important game.”
“I’m okay with this situation. But, of course, I wanted to prove to myself that I could ask the coach to be played more often,” said Ter Stegen.
Barca will face PSG in the Champions League quarter-final first leg at the Parc des Princes on Thursday (16/4) pm dawn. This season, the two teams met twice in the group phase. In both games, PSG won 3-2 when playing at the Parc des Princes, while Barca won 3-1 at the Camp Nou.