THE CHANGES OF THE GERMAN
From Calderón to La Cartuja: Ter Stegen's path since his last Cup final
Published:15/04/2021 - 20:05h
Updated:15/04/2021 - 20:05h
In the season 2015-2016, Ter Stegen contested his first final of Glass of the King with the Barça. Seven years afterwards, his paper in the team has taken much more value
TheF C Barcelona has the luck to have to one of the best guardametas of the world in his staff. Marc-André ter Stegen, from his irruption in Can Barça, has showed to be a key player for the Barcelona. In this season, especially, his paper has been protagónico and has turned into one of the 'culprits' that the Barcelona group was alive in two competitions.
The true is that no always went like this. The German lived a hard competition with Claudio Bravo and had to row enough to become a 'heavy weight' in the Camp Nou. His game with the feet, reflections and the capacity to anticipate to the rival forwards have turned him into a referent for the blaugrana and lossy all the doubts that in the beginning had to his around.
The last time that Ter Stegen contested the final of the Glass of the King was in the edition of the 2015-2016, when it was not the goalkeeper that played more split to the year with the elastic Barcelona. In that then, shared the position with Claudio Bravo, that played LaLiga. It fits to remember that, from the times of Pep Guardiola in the Barça, rotaba to the goalkeepers and, Ter Stegen was not the first.
In that opportunity, the blaugrana imposed in front of the Seville by 2-0 to consummate the doublet of League and Glass of the season. After this course, Ter Stegen went back in the goalkeeper title of the Barça and happened to play the League Santander and Champions League.
The growth of Ter Stegen
From the final in Vicente Calderón until the one of this Saturday, in The Cartuja, han happened a lot of years, experiences and a very important growth of Ter Stegen that it has turned him into a reference in the Barcelona group. It is a leader and a security under the three sticks. It commits very few errors, turning into the angel guardian of the culés under the three sticks.