Barcelona goal-stopper, Marc-André Ter Stegen has pointed out the problems facing the club.
After winning all of their games in the group, Barcelona lost 3-0 at home to a weak Juventus side, the game that mattered. Ter Stegen, who was not at his best against Juve, explained the reason why his team lost (via Barça TV+).
The German goalkeeper stated the two problems at the club:
“The result is painful. There is a big margin for improvement, but we were not very bad. We have two problems: individual mistakes and the way we defend.
We have to work hard, and will face strong clubs in the upcoming fixtures.”
The result means the Catalans will face incredibly tough opposition in the next round indeed, with the likes of Bayern Munich, Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea, or Dortmund. Considering the team’s poor results in the League, it surely will be a tough draw for the Catalans. With low team morale, it looks like Barcelona’s season is slipping through their hands.
Returning to the game, Ter Stegen claimed that the two halves were played differently, with an emphasis on ‘not creating chances’ in the first half:
“We all played well in the second half, and created many chances. That’s what we didn’t do in the first half…” Ter Stegen said during post-match interview.