News ID: 239163
Published: 0339 GMT February 20, 2019

Barcelona needs to recover confidence, admits Ter Stegen

Barcelona needs to recover confidence, admits Ter Stegen

Marc-Andre ter Stegen says Barcelona needs to regain some self-belief after drawing four of its last five matches in all competitions.

Barcelona needs to recover confidence if it is to end its unconvincing recent run, goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen has suggested, reported.

LaLiga’s leader was held to a goalless draw by Lyon in the first leg of its Champions League last-16 tie on Tuesday, failing to make the most of its dominance of possession and a succession of chances in France.

Barca has now drawn four of its past five matches in all competitions, scoring just twice in its most recent four games.

It faces a daunting run of matches over the next 10 days, with a league trip to Sevilla on Saturday followed by back-to-back away games against Real Madrid.

Ter Stegen says their players must use the meeting at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan to give themselves a boost as they look to sustain a treble challenge.

“The important thing is to recover. We have to be at 100 percent and recover confidence against Sevilla,” said the Germany international.

“We wanted a bit more [against Lyon]. We have to look ahead to the big games we have now and then we’ll have the second leg against Lyon, a team with a lot of quality, although that’s something we also have in attack.

“We know what we have to do, and we have a second leg to get it. Our goal is to reach the next round.”




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