Ter Stegen, during a match of Champions League


Ter Stegen: "I have no idea about football. I don't know what to call the players"

Published:29/03/2020 - 07:29h

Updated:29/03/2020 - 07:29h

Marc-André ter Stegen confessed in an interview from his home in the midst of the whole coronavirus crisis. The Barça goalkeeper spoke about how he is living this situation and about other more personal issues

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This quarantine by fault of the coronavirus is causing that it speak more than the account of subjects as for example the renewal of Marc-André ter Stegen. The archer finishes agreement in summer of 2022 and still has not reached an agreement with the FC Barcelona to prolong his links with the club. Some say that it could go for long, by what the put is calm by the moment. In the newspaper 'El País' chatted with him from his house, where is confined like the rest of the citizens.

The goalkeeper germano recognised to be well and said that although it is a pity that the championship have had to stop, the important is the very common. "For now, I carry it with a lot of tranquility. Claro that it would like me be in the field struggling by all what have to litigate. We are in the straight final of the season and is a penalty that have stopped . But, in this moment, the football is not a priority. It is necessary to be home. We are not an exception", affirmed.

This confinement has forced to the footballers to be responsible and follow working physically from his domiciles. The ex of the Borussia Mönchengladbach recognised that the preparadores of the Barça speak every day with the players to be to the so much of all what sucede. "With regard to the work, are in contact each day with our preparadores physical. It is necessary to keep theform , although it still does not know when go to go back to play", commented.

In an atypical answer, Ter Stegen admitted that it does not have neither idea of football and that only sees split when they are important or play fellow his. "I do not have neither idea, do not see a lot of football, only when there are good parties or plays some fellow. Sometimes, they ask after me the name of a player and do not have neither idea. In LaLiga, for example, happens me with the names. I do not know how they call . But afterwards, when they put me the video, darse that I know perfectly who is", recognised.

Although it is not an expert in a lot of things related with the sport king, as it left clear, the German yes puntualizó that it loves him see the environment of the stadiums. For him, the Camp Nou is special in comparison to the rest in which it has been. "The Camp Nou is only, there is an entirely different mentality to the one of Germany, there sing much more and concentrate in the team. The fans of the Barça values much more the individual details, lives more than feelings, is different and loves me. It likes me, for example, when Of Jong does something and the people enjoys it and celebrates it", explained.

His adaptation to Spain and to Barcelona

Finally, the guardameta spoke of his adaptation to Spain and to Barcelona, where has integrated of fantastic way almost from the first day. "I have tried, from the first day, integrate me the fastest and the best possible to the Spanish and Catalan culture. Always they have done me feel very well, so much to me as to my family. And there are things of here that they love me, like the food, the climate and the sea". In spite of this, also said that it keeps on being very German in a lot of things, as for example the punctuality. "Also I follow having things very German, like the punctuality. I can not leave to arrive prompt to the places. In general, it touches me expect", affirmed, smiling.

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