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Ter-Stegen admits he has “no idea” about football

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Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen admits he really knows nothing about football.

We are not sure if cabin fever is setting in with arguably one of the best goalkeepers in the world. Or if Marc-Andre Ter Stegen is serious when he says he has no idea about football.

Ter Stegen is without a doubt a fantastic shot-stopper and knows enough about his own job to be one of the best in the business.

However, in an interview for El Pais, he insists he only really watches football when he is obliged to do so. That may only be because someone he knows is playing or he is studying an opponent.

He said:

“People laugh when I tell them I have no idea about football.”

“I don’t see a lot of football.”

“Except when there are good games or when I’m particularly interested in one because I have a relationship or a friend.”

“Sometimes they ask me for a player’s name and I have no idea.”

“In La Liga, for example, it happens to me with names.”

“I don’t know what they are called.”

“But later, when they show me the video, I realize that I know exactly who it is.” 

“I remember better how they move on the field, how they kick or stand out. It is a bit strange, it happens to me when we analyze opponents.”