Ter Stegen looking forward to ‘special’ homecoming
The German keeper is in line to face his hometown team Borussia Mönchengladbach on Wednesday for the first time since leaving two years ago
FC Barcelona’s meeting with Borussia Mönchengladbach will be slightly more special for one particular individual than for anyone else.
Barça keeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen had been with the club from the age of six, right up until the summer of 2014 when he made the move to Catalonia.
Returning to his hometown to face the club of his life, the German stopper spoke to the press about what the match means to him. Here is the pick of what he said.
"It will be very special to return to Borussia's stadium. The people will be happy for my return and so will I."
"It was a pleasure to spend 18 years at this club,” said the 24-year-old about Borussia.
Mind only on Barça
“I am here to give the best account of myself and to achieve three points. I want to win, and that is why I’m at Barça and I’m not thinking about other clubs. I have been living a great experience for two years now and I want to make the most of what the club is giving me.”
"When you leave your lifetime club it is to go to somewhere you can win titles and, with Barça, that is what I have done."
About Borussia Mönchengladbach
“We will have to pass the ball around well to escape from their high pressing,” said Ter Stegen.
“It is a team that can adapt well to different circumstances and systems. It will be a tough game and we will have to be at 100 per cent to beat them.”