Luis Enrique Defends Under Fire Barcelona Goalie Marc-Andre ter Stegen
Luis Enrique has defended goalie Marc-Andre ter Stegen – stating he isn’t exclusively accountable for the goals Barcelona are conceding.
Getting been used mainly within the Champions League and Copa del Rey last term, the previous Borussia Monchengladbach goalie is presently Luis Enrique’s number 1, however he’s battled for form early this term in Claudio Bravo’s injuries absence.
Wednesday’s 4-1 defeat at Celta Vigo put into pressure in front of their weekend clash with Las Palmas but Luis Enrique mentioned Barca’s current troubles are not only the goalkeeper’s problem.
“I’m not sure what you’ve stated or written and so i can’t discuss any critique,” he told a pre-match media conference.
“But critique belongs to the DNA to be an expert and as being a goalie is an extremely unique situiation. You are able to clearly find out if a goalie helps they or otherwise.
“The goals we concede aren’t the responsibility of Bravo, Ter Stegen or Jordi [Masip] – it’s down to the entire team.
“We have to concede less goals but as much as Celta our defensive stats were excellent.
“I do not think they has lost intensity, the issue is we performed a group who have been much better than us.
“Their individuals created goals if needed and that is exactly what the game was. In defence we have to improve but we performed an excellent Celta team who have been much better than Barca.”