Since the beginning of the season, FC Barcelona has literally been on the water. Solid leader of La Liga and qualified handily for the knockout stages of the Champions League, the Catalan club is off to glean one or more major trophies next spring. If Lionel Messi wears as ever the Blaugrana, another player can boast of achieving great benefits for a few months now: Marc-André ter Stegen.
Author of 46 parades in 18 appearances in Liga this season, the German goalkeeper conceded only 7 goals. What allow his team to remain undefeated and enchant a legend of Barca, Xavi. The ex-midfielder was even inflamed to the point of comparing Stegen to a certain Manuel Neuer. « With Neuer, they have the same level. He’s one of the best goalkeepers in the world, « Xavi told Bild before continuing.
« He plays at a great level, he’s a good guy, very professional. When I saw him on his first day at FC Barcelona, I was surprised by his abilities with his feet. He is a very, very good goalkeeper. « Strong words that should please the principal.