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Ter Stegen: "Every time he steps on the field Messi surprises me"

Ter Stegen: "Every time he steps on the field Messi surprises me"

LEE SMITH

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Ter Stegen spoke about De Gea's mistake, leaving Barcelona and getting the Metro in the city that he feels comfortable in along with the Liverpool game.

Marc Andre Ter Stegen, speaking at an event in aid of Fundació Pare Manel says the Champions League is the dream for Barcelona this season.

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"It's a great game and anything can happen," he said when asked about Liverpool in the semi-final. "We can achieve something special and we have a lot of hope but first we have three games in the league. It's a tough week and if we win, we will be closer to the title."

"I like being here, calm," he said when asked about his cool demeanour. "People respect me here and respect is something important in life. I am a quiet guy and I like being calm just drinking a coffee. The metro is good. I have a pass with two trips left on it. I can chat with people, they help me in the good and bad times. I am happy in the city and that's why I like walking."

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He also says that "I've been here a few years and every time we go on the field, it surprises me what he is capable of. It's better to play with him than against him. That's why I'm at Barça because if I wasn't I'd have to find a team that didn't play in the Champions League."

"We are all human and it can happen to anyone," he said about De Gea's mistake against Barcelona. "It took a lot out of me to celrbate the goal. It was key for us but it cost me to celebrate it. But life goes on. I said to De Gea not to worry and that it's something human. We are all the same and this could have happened to me."