Marc-Andre ter Stegen has just experienced the most unforgettable match of his career when he had to pick up the ball eight times against Bayern Munich in the quarter-finals of the Champions League.
Not only ended the empty season with Barcelona but the 28-year-old goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen also seriously “lost points” in the race for the main catch in the German team with the man on the other side of the front line, Manuel Neuer.
INJURY OF THE GOALKEEPER
Immediately after the end of the 2019/20 season, Barcelona’s number one goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen went to the operating table to perform surgery to completely treat the right knee injury that he met earlier. According to the original plan, the German goalkeeper should have done this in July when EURO 2020 ended. However, due to the impact of the Covid-19 epidemic, all competitions were extended while the EURO had to be postponed to 2021, so it was not until after Barcelona finished the season that Ter Stegen could go to the operating table.
A source from the Spanish press said that the 28-year-old temple guard may take 3-4 months to return after the surgery. However, according to a recent confirmation from Barcelona’s medical team, the time for Marc-Andre ter Stegen can return much shorter. Specifically, he will only need about 2.5 months to be able to re-export the pitch. This is obviously very good news for Barcelona because everyone knows, Ter Stegen is an irreplaceable factor in the wooden frame of the Catalan giants.
Currently, La Liga has not yet set the opening time for the 2020/21 season, however, according to many sources, the highest tournament of Spanish football will start the first round on September 12. If that is the case, Marc-Andre ter Stegen will lose about 5 rounds plus 1.2 matches in the C1 Cup before officially returning in late October and early November.
ALL THING BECAUSE FOOTBALL CAREER – Marc-Andre ter Stegen
In fact, Marc-Andre ter Stegen had to fight painfully for many months. As noted by the Spanish press, Barca’s No. 1 temple guard had a knee problem before the Covid-19 epidemic broke out and was scheduled to be on the operating table in July, after attending EURO 2020 together. The German team.
However, the EURO was eventually moved to 2021 and Marc-Andre ter Stegen had to suppress the pain until mid-August. Recently, the Barca side confirmed that the German goalkeeper will go to the operating table to completely treat the injury. The person who performed the surgery for him is a familiar name, Dr. Ramon Cugat. This is a difficult decision for Ter Stegen because it will take about 3 to 4 months to fully recover. In the best case, the German international can return to the wooden frame in mid-November, meaning he will miss Barca’s new early season.
In addition to the defeat against Bayern, Marc-Andre ter Stegen played well last season and is considered the second most important player at the Camp Nou, behind only captain Lionel Messi. He has 46 main arrivals in all competitions and has kept 15 clean sheets. Most likely, the Barca coaching staff will put their trust in No. 2 goalkeeper Neto during the absence of Ter Stegen. Temple keepers on the B team staff like Pena and Tenas can also be promoted to the first team.