Even though Ronald Koeman called a strong line-up, the German goalkeeper still had to make some excellent stops to avoid surprises.

Barcelona need to improve

Marc-André ter Stegen played in his first match of the season on Wednesday night when Barcelona beat Dynamo Kyiv 2-1 at the Camp Nou. Even though Ronald Koeman called a strong line-up, the German goalkeeper still had to make some excellent stops to avoid surprises. “The opponents had quite a lot of chances, and we need to improve,” Ter Stegen said in his post-match interview. “This is what we need to talk about.” The 28-year-old admits that Barcelona got off to a good start, with Lionel Messi scoring a penalty just five minutes later, but that they fell away little as the game went on. “We started the game well, with good chances to score,” explained Ter Stegen. “However, after that, we suffered a lot. The match became a little more nervous.”

“In the first half we played well, but in the second half there was a stretch, we were fine, and then we suffered”. Ter Stegen signed a new deal with Barcelona and made it clear that he never considered leaving. “I never had any doubts about leaving,” he said. “We wanted to reach an agreement with the club, and it was a little harder in the beginning, but that’s okay.” Both the club and I were clear that we want to continue together.”