After a few weeks of hard training, LaLiga is about to return and each footballer is raring to go again. One of them is the German goalkeeper Marc-André ter Stegen, who has reviewed the consequences of the break and the return of competition in the 'kicker meets DAZN' football podcast, as well as talking about his future at Barça.
"The break was not the ideal situation, but having been able to recharge the batteries can only help us. We have rarely been at such a good physical level. Mentally we will be much more focused on the games that remain."
"We really want to return. In the league we are in a good position, but Real Madrid will not give us anything. In the Champions League we have chances to qualify for the next round and we want to take advantage of them."
"We already experienced that against Las Palmas at the Camp Nou. It's something completely different. We like the support of the public, because it is what makes football so great. Playing without our people isn't so attractive, but the ball will still roll."
"When we started the negotiations, the coronavirus issue came up and we felt that it was not the ideal situation to deal with these issues. The pandemic is something more important than football and we decided to postpone the negotiation."
"I feel good and my family is happy here. It's not like I'm out of contract this summer, either." (Ends June 2022)
"He is a great footballer who can make a difference in every game. He is a legend of the sport. I am sure that opponents haven't forgotten him and I don't think they are very happy to have to face him again."