Barcelona could have earned three points feels Ter Stegen
Barcelona’s first trip to the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano will remain as a remarkable memory for Marc-Andre ter Stegen, and the German goalkeeper admitted that whilst Los Cules were content with a draw, there was a feeling they could have won.
Antoine Griezmann had two chances in the first half but the former Borussia Monchengladbach stopper efficient enough to deny him from any goals.
“We are content with a draw,” he explained.
“It was a very difficult game, but maybe we could have got something more.”
With Jan Oblak in the opposite goal, it was a meeting of the two favourites to take home the Zamora trophy this season, an award which the German isn’t thinking about.
“The only thing that matters to me is winning matches,” he stated.
“If I can aspire to be the best goalkeeper in the division then even better, but we have to stay solid in defence.”
The match itself was a tactical affair and neither team blew the other away even though there were chances at each end.
“At first we had control of the ball, then they waited for our mistake and managed to score,” he noted.
“It is very difficult to find solutions against such a deep defensive line.”
Saul Niguez actually broke the German’s resolve after a string of fine saves, the Spanish midfielder firing a shot into the bottom corner.
“It was very difficult to try and get to that shot,” ter Stegen concluded.