Barcelona goalkeeper, Marc-Andre ter Stegen has revealed what he told Manchester United shot stopper, David de Gea, following his error which led to Lionel Messi, scoring the second goal during their 3-0 win over the Red Devils in the second leg of the quarter-final of the UEFA Champions League.
Messi had given Barcelona the lead with a brilliant strike and added another one four minutes later, which only went in due to an uncharacteristic error from the Spaniard who has come in for criticism from the fans over his performance at the Nou Camp.
Marc-André ter Stegen on David De Gea’s mistake: “After the game, I told De Gea that we are all humans and that this (the second goal) could have happened to me as well. The truth is that it took me a while to celebrate that goal, because he shares the same position as me.” pic.twitter.com/FX6AaxEPMv
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Ter Stegen opened up on the goal and has now revealed that he spoke to his opposite number after the game.
“We are all human and it can happen to anyone. It took a lot out of me to celebrate the goal. It was key for us but it cost me to celebrate it. But life goes on. I said to De Gea not to worry and that it’s something human. We are all the same and this could have happened to me,” he said as quoted by AS.
The 26-year-old who is widely considered as one of the best goalkeepers in the world, has been an integral part of Barcelona’s success ever since he moved to the Nou Camp from Monchengladbach in 2014.