BARCELONA-ARSENAL | TER STEGEN
Ter Stegen not entirely thrilled by 'keeper for the future' label
The German still refuses to clear up doubts about his future and made a surprising comment in today's presser: “Özil is a bit like Messi - he surprises you”.
Ter Stegen, Barcelona's keeper in Cup comeptitions joined Luis Enrique to attend the international press ahead of tomorrow's Champions League return leg against Arsenal. The German goalkeeper was asked about the rumours circulating about him possibly leaving the club while Technical Secretary Robert Fernández insisted last week that Ter Stegen and Claudio Bravo will continue with the Blaugranas next season.
Thoughts on the Arsenal game: “I think we're in for a ery difficult game; we took a good result from the first leg but that doesn't mean we're already in the quarter finals. We want to win tomorrow”.
Future with Barça: “I am not really thinking about what lies ahead in the future. At the moment, I'm only thinking about tomorrow's game which is important for me because the Champions League gives me a chance to play and that's all. Playing always lifts me, and if I can take part in a great game like tomorrow's then I have to enjoy it”.
Do you see yourself as Barça's goalkeeper for the future, or do think it's difficult to say? “I don't know is I really would like to labelled as the goalkeeper for the future. All I care about is tomorrow's game”.
Messi: “Everyone in this room knows that he's the best in the world.He has a huge presence out on the pitch and does things which no one expects. That's important for us. Like all of the players here, he always wants to win. We'll do whatever we can so make sure he's alright, and when he has the ball, there's nothing more to say”.
Özil: “Futbolistically, he does things which surprise you. Özil is a bit like Messi, he does amazing things with the ball. We'll need to be alert to him tomorrow”.
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