Ter Stegen is calm about its renovation. The Barça goalkeeper, who ends his contract in June 2022, attributed the lack of agreement with Barça to the halt due to the coronavirus in an interview with DAZN, in which he reviewed the Barcelona Football Club season.
“When we started the negotiations, the coronavirus issue came up and it seemed to us that it was not the ideal situation to deal with these issues. The pandemic is something more important than soccer and we decided to postpone the negotiation. I’m not without a contract this summer either, ”said the German goalkeeper.
About the season of his team, Ter Stegen admitted that it was “a campaign with ups and downs, in which we should have been more dominant”. In addition, the defeat against Real Madrid in El Clásico hurt him: «Shortly after the winter break there was a change of coach, which was difficult at first. The defeat against Madrid was a hard blow », said.
On Valverde’s dismissal: “We weren’t doing so badly”
Regarding the removal of Ernesto Valverde, the former Borussia M’Gladbach was clear: “We were not doing so badly, but the board evaluated the situation and we have to accept the situation. Now we are looking for a new approach and we want to have more time with the ball, ”referring to Quique Setién’s style.
Lastly, Ter Stegen analyzed the return of the Santander League, which will be without an audience in the stands to prevent the spread of the coronavirus: «We have already experienced this against Las Palmas at the Camp Nou, it is something completely different. We like the support of the public, because it is what makes football so great. Playing without an audience is not the most attractive thing ”, he concluded.