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Ter Stegen opens up on life at Barcelona under Koeman

Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Ronald Koeman, FC Barcelona
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Marc-Andre ter Stegen admitted Barcelona are still adjusting to the changes under new coach Ronald Koeman.


Koeman’s first competitive match in charge last Sunday was a resounding success, with Barcelona defeating Villarreal 4-0 in their LaLiga opener.

Nothing has been straightforward since the Dutchman replaced Quique Setien in the dugout in August, though. There have been several on and off the pitch events that have dictated his reign already, including Lionel Messi’s disillusionment.

Big names such as Luis Suarez, Ivan Rakitic, Arthur Melo, and Arturo Vidal have all left Camp Nou as part of a squad overhaul.


Now Ter Stegen, who is sidelined with a knee injury, confessed at an online event for Seat on Tuesday that Barca are still adjusting to the big clear-out.

“There have been some big changes this year and we have to try and adapt, create a new group and establish that feeling inside the team,” said the goalkeeper as quoted on Diario Sport.

“Although the objective is the same: We’re going to fight for everything.


“As always, we go out on to the pitch with the idea of winning every game.”

Ter Stegen added: “We have a long season ahead of us and we need to be in form.”

Barcelona will take a trip to Celta Vigo on Thursday for their next LaLiga match.