Marc-Andre ter Stegen has hit back at Valverde saying he was right in criticizing his team
Barcelona were disappointing in their last Champions League tie against Slavia Prague. The Catalans looked shaky most of the time and were unable to find the back of the net. After the match, Ter Stegen publicly criticized his teammates for showing inefficiency in front of the goal.
Ernesto Valverde then called out his goalkeeper for speaking against his teammates. Valverde demanded that all club problems should be solved internally and remain inside the club.
But Marc-Andre ter Stegen has stood with his decision. The German shot-stopper insisted that all problems should be acknowledged and highlighted the importance of being self-critical.
“It is always important to be self critical,” Ter Stegen told Bild.
“That should be the case after every game, regardless of whether you win. If improvements can be made, we must acknowledge them.
“We are professional footballers and we should be professional when being self critical.”
56.2% – Marc-André ter Stegen’s saves percentage in LaLiga this season is the second lowest of any regular ‘keeper (Eibar’s Marko Dmitrovic – 54%). Riddled. pic.twitter.com/yvY0iMwKs4
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Marc-Andre ter Stegen is currently on international duty with Germany. Germany will face Belarus and Northern Ireland in the qualification stage of EURO 2020. Die Mannschaft only need four points out of possible six to claim a spot in the next round of the EURO.