Ter Stegen, on Thursday, celebrated his 28th birthday and became a credible opponent to Manuel Neuer with the Germany national team.
The “most complete” goalkeeper
Marc-Andre ter Stegen – the “most complete” goalkeeper in the world, according to his former Barcelona understudy. With Camp Nou capabilities at a premium, Jordi Masip left Barcelona in 2017 to find first-team football at Real Valladolid. Subsequently, Masip was one of the leaders at Valladolid. While at the same time following the ongoing development of ter Stegen at Barcelona. This week, Masip reflected on who he considers the best goalkeepers in the world. And the first to get used to the mind was the man who kept him away from Barcelona. Masip told reporters: “Well, I am leaning towards ter Stegen. For me, he is the best because it covers all aspects of the game”. He is the most complete for my taste. He is the most comprehensive with the feet and with his game in all areas.
Ter Stegen and Jan Oblak are the main shot-stoppers in the world
“His performance has been reflected in Barcelona. He was very young when he appeared and progressed. For me, he is the best.” Ter Stegen, on Thursday, celebrated his 28th birthday and became a credible opponent to Manuel Neuer with the Germany national team. He has lifted a remarkable 14 titles for the club and the country. 13 for the Blaugrana and the Confederations Cup for Germany – since leaving Borussia Monchengladbach in 2014. So far, Masip knows that there is another strong rival in Spain who will be considered the main shot-stopper in the world: Atletico Madrid’s Slovenian Jan Oblak. “Jan is also in great shape, he is another great goalkeeper,” said Jordi. “They are two goalkeepers who are in the teams that they should be, and they fit perfectly with their respective teams. Both are two excellent. They help all the other goalkeepers to look and improve. ”
A pair of Brazilians – Liverpool’s Alisson and Manchester City’s Ederson – also persuaded the 31-year-old Masip of their qualities at the highest level. “I also like Alisson and Ederson, the guys from Liverpool and City,” added Masip. “They came in youth, with great desire, they are good, and their performances have been reflected in the results of their teams.”