Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen has been talking about his life and explained that he’s not really a big football fan.
The German goalkeeper, rather surprisingly, says he struggles to recall the names of some of the players he comes up against in the Spanish top flight.
Here’s what he said:
“The people laugh when I tell them I have no idea about football, I don’t watch a lot, apart from the good games or when I’m interested in one match in particular because I have a friend in it.
“Sometimes they ask me about a player and I don’t have any idea. In La Liga, for example, I don’t know names. But later, when they give me the video, I realise I know perfectly well who it is. I remember better how they move on the pitch. how they shoot or how they get loose from other players than their names.”
Source | El Pais
Ter Stegen also spoke about how he liked playing at Napoli and Athletic Bilbao and said there’s a different atmosphere at the Camp Nou than in Germany because “the Barcelona fans appreciate the details.”