ER­RANT TER STE­GEN WON’T CHANGE DE­SPITE BARCA LOSS

The Sun (Malaysia) - - SPORTS -

BARCELONA goal­keeper Marc-An­dre ter Ste­gen in­sisted he won’t change his flam­boy­ant style de­spite a huge er­ror cost­ing the Span­ish cham­pi­ons a 4-3 de­feat to Celta Vigo yes­ter­day. The Ger­man goalie chipped the ball onto the head of Pablo Her­nan­dez for Celta’s fourth to end hopes of a heroic come­back be­fore Pique headed home Barca’s third late on. “If I don’t make that mis­take we had a good chance to win the game,” said Ter Ste­gen. “It is a mis­take that I can­not make. It’s my fault, but, although it’s hap­pened, I won’t en­tirely change the way I play.” Ter Ste­gen set a La Liga record for passes com­pleted by a goal­keeper ear­lier this sea­son at Ath­letic Bil­bao and Pique de­fended the 24-year-old’s abil­ity to set up Barca’s at­tack from the back. “We know Marc is very good with his feet. He gives us a lot and many good moves be­gin thanks to him,” said Pique, who nearly capped a sen­sa­tional hat­trick when he headed wide in stop­page time. “We all make mis­takes and know­ing him it won’t af­fect him.”

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