When we got him I was walking on air. One of my favorite German players got signed by Barcelona, that was unbelievable! I believe in ter Stegen so much. I believe in his potential. I am kind of anti young players you know. I will always choose experience over potential. So when I choose potential it is because the player is special to me, and I truly, truly believe in him. I think he is a very good match for Barcelona’s style so everything looked great.
Then we signed Bravo.
And I felt so angry, and hurt and almost betrayed even though Zubi claimed ter Stegen knew about this. I don’t want to go Casillas/Lopez route. And I don’t want ter Stegen to be on the bench.
Now I don’t know how I feel and I am just trying to be patient. ter Stegen is #1 on the roster, but the number means nothing.
Will you share your opinions on the situation in Israel?
I wrote a long reply last night and then I decided none of it was necessary. So far more than 600 people died and the numbers are only rising. Most of them are civilian deaths. The target is supposed to be Hamas but so far way more innocent children have died than Hamas militants. Israel is committing a crime against humanity and much of the world is okay with it. Most Israelis are okay with it. So I am not sure what type of opinion I can have on this matter except for the real obvious one.
Hi there! Just thought I should tell you how much I'm loving your blog, since I've been working my way thru the archives to ease my World Cup (and Mats) withdrawals til Die Mannschafft and BVB play again. Love that you really know your shit about football AND are a shameless fangirl.... and love the funny commentary (dying over "she who must not be named" and the inability to use a hairbrush, heeee). May I ask what part of the world you are blogging from? Keep up the great work lady!
Do you have any advice for people who just feel lost in life? I don't know what I'll be in the future. Or what I want to be. Or where I want to be. I'm terrified of disappointing people. I don't have anything figured out and I don't know how :(
“It was a surprise to see Philipp Lahm retire from international football, as he can play at the top level until he’s 40. He’s the best player I ever worked with in my entire career. Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery are great too, but Philipp is a genius.”—Mario Gomez (via funsteiger)
“It’s been nice to play. I like to play the Barcelona way - I hope it stays that way in the future. This game for me was more about passing the ball than stopping it, but that’s important for the game and I think we did a good job. It was the first match. It was fine.”—Marc-André ter Stegen