Marc-Andre ter Stegen is one of the few Barcelona players allowed to keep his head up high after a poor season for the club.

Ter Stegen has put in numerous excellent performances and is one of the best goalkeepers in the world at the moment, despite defensive frailties having let him down.

The Catalan giants have conceded 36 goals this campaign, with 22 let in at home, worse than the three other teams to have qualified for the Champions League this year: Real Madrid (22), Atletico Madrid (26), Sevilla (34).

Ter Stegen has been known to voice his frustration this season, most notably against Slavia Prague in the Champions League in October.

“It is normal to be annoyed; we haven’t played at the level we can. It’s just as well we got the three points but we need to sort things out.” said Ter Stegen back in October.

Impossible saves and fantastic reflexes, which have become a weekly habit for Ter Stegen, have saved Barcelona from much worse this season.

The German has two more years left on his contract, something that Barcelona will be eager to extend. Continue reading

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