Ronald Koeman, coach of Barcelona, said in a press conference that he does not believe that Marc-André Ter Stegen, who is injured, will recover in time for the league match against Real Madrid. It will be Neto’s turn to play, with whom the Dutchman is happy.
Ter Stegen, one of the best goalkeepers in the world, will most likely not be playing in the league match against Real Madrid. His coach, Ronald Koeman, confirmed it in the press conference before the match against Getafe and praised his substitute, Neto.
“Since last Tuesday Ter Stegen has been working on the pitch and everything is going well for the moment. I don’t think he will make it to the ‘Clásico’. It’s too early and we don’t have to set a date. We will see when he is ready because he is a great goalkeeper”, explained the coach.
The way things are at the moment, he will have to line up his secondary goalkeeper from the start, who he hopes will be up to it: “We are very happy with Neto’s work. We hope that Marc will be with us soon, but, surely, it will not be next week”.
However, nothing is certain. Koeman was quick not to take it for granted that Ter Stegen will not be here. It has already been reported that he is giving it his all to be ready to play against Madrid. Will he manage to surprise everyone and be on the squad-list?