Looks like after Claudio Bravo transfer to Manchester City german keeper started to play with more confidence and his place in starting line-up isn’t under pressure although Jasper Cillessen joined the team. Barcelona were in troubles in game against Athletic Bilbao (1-0), they didn’t have so much advantage. We even can say Athletic were playing much more active than Barca.
Why will ter Stegen be “clear #1” in Barcelona?
In that match we can see Barcelona playing “Tiki-Taka” between defenders and goalkeeper. During all the game ter Stegen attempted 62 passes. He made 51 of these with 82,3 % accuracy. These stats are unbelievable for goalkeeper. Many of playmakers can’t do so many passes in 90 minutes of game. Ter Stegen’s advantage is his ability to pass the ball good with both of legs. Sometimes it reminds of one of the best ever goalkeepers in the history Edwin van der Sar. Anyway Marc-Andre did one big mistake in the middle of first half in game against Bilbao, but Benat Etxebarria didn’t take his chance and heated the ball straight into ter Stegen’s face.