Barcelona welcome Manchester United to Camp Nou for the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals second leg. The Red Devils will be hoping to overturn the deficit yet again, just as they did in the previous round against PSG. However, one Barcelona star has a warning for them.
Before speaking about their opponents for the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals, Barcelona star Marc Andre Ter Stegen reminisced about last year’s competition, when they were shockingly eliminated by AS Roma.
“There is not much to be said about what happened in the past,” the German goalkeeper said.
“It was hard of course but it’s another year on, we got over it. We don’t want that to happen again. We need to bear it in mind and look forward and tomorrow is a good time to achieve a good success for us, with all our fans around us, and hopefully, we will beat them.”
Coming back to the present day, Ter Stegen acknowledged the threat that Manchester United pose, before stating that they play differently to PSG.
“United are very quick. You always have to be alert. I think it’s the key to win this very difficult game. They know how to play in a very calm way. They made things really hard for us. We want to go out and master the game, have the ball as much as possible. We have to defend as we did there.
“The good thing is that we play differently to PSG but they are really dangerous. The result we got in Manchester is dangerous because it’s a very small advantage, it’s not enough to defend. We need to step forward and create risky situations. We have to keep the ball and create good chances and score.”
Barcelona are currently leading the tie by a goal to nil, courtesy of Luke Shaw, who deflected the ball into his own net when the two teams met at Old Trafford.