Wed. Oct 21st, 2020

Marc-Andre ter Stegen Explains How Barça Stars Are Adapting to New Manager Quique Setien

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Barcelona goalkeeper ​Marc-André ter Stegen says players are already trying to adapt to new manager Quique Setién, following his arrival earlier this week.

The former Real Betis boss was brought in to replace Ernesto Valverde following Barcelona’s defeat to Atlético Madrid in the semi final of the Supercopa de España.

Setién has only had a few days to prepare Barça for their match against Granada on Sunday, but first-team goalkeeper Ter Stegen insists the players are already doing what they can to implement the new ideas.

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“First of all, I want to thank Ernesto, who has done a great job in these [last two] years,” Ter Stegen said, quoted by Marca. “All the respect from us. Thank you from here.

“Now we have a new boss who is trying to change things. Each person has their own idea of seeing football. We’re listening and we’re trying to do what he’s asking of us. We hope that he’s successful.”

Since arriving at the Camp Nou, Setién has already increased the intensity of Barcelona’s training sessions to get more out of the players, while he also arranged a team meal in an attempt to help the unity in the dressing room.

Ter Stegen has only recently returned to training after missing Barcelona’s last two matches through injury, with back-up goalkeeper Neto starting in between the sticks for a draw against Espanyol and their defeat in the Supercopa de España.

Despite only just returning to full first-team training, the Germany international insists he’s ready to return to the starting lineup this weekend.

“I’m with the group, it was exciting to return again and enjoy what I like doing the most,” he added. “We’ll try to fight on Sunday for another three points. This is what we want.

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“We’re really looking forward to continuing the fight for La Liga and the Champions League. We’re going to give our best, I’m going to give my best version to improve my state and the team.

“There’s a lot in front of us, now it’s about a tough match. [Granada] come into it full of excitement.

“We give our all in each training session and each match to be at the top [of the table] like we are now. We want to be 100 per cent [ready].”


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