Ter Stegen says hard-fought win against Getafe makes Barcelona 'stronger'
Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen says the hard-fought victory against Getafe makes them stronger.
beat Getafe at home on Sunday thanks to Pedri's goal in the 35th minute. Xavi’s side is three points clear of Real Madrid at top of the table.
In the absence ofRobert Lewandowski
,Marc-Andre ter Stegen
was Barcelona’s standout player in this match and saved two one-on-ones, including one from Borja Mayoral in the first half.
Ter Stegen, who has kept 13 clean sheets in 17 La Liga games this season, said:
"What I try to do is always be in the game. I was being attentive and at the right moment I was able to get closer and make it a little more difficult for them."
Quoted in Mundo Deportivo, he said:
"I try to give 100 per cent, for myself and for the team. Victories like today's make us stronger.
"It's true that we had opportunities to close the game and we didn't. So you have to suffer until the end.
"Perhaps in some victories you have to suffer, but when we're 2-0 it always benefits you, and you finish the game earlier.”
Defender Eric Garcia also hailed Tea Stegen and described the Germany international as Barcelona's life insurance.
"Marc is life insurance with us. Everything he brings us with his footwork and then his saves, he has shown it again. He is very important for us."
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