Immersed in his fourth season as a player of Barcelona and with 137 club games behind him, Marc-Andre Ter Stegen played for the first time as captain at Celta Vigo.
The German is going through the best moment of his career and every day is more important for his team.
There are countless goals he has saved, and the points he has given to his team every time he is on the pitch have dispelled any doubts about his suitability at the club.
In Vigo, the goalkeeper again showed his reflexes, his success in the one on ones, his good play with his feet and his agility to clear all kinds of balls that headed toward to his goal.
Maxi Gomez couldn’t beat him with a shot at point-blank range and afterwards it was Brais Mendez who was left with his mouth open.
Ter Stegen shone just as he had done days before at the Camp Nou against Valencia, and against Roma, where he was the best player despite Barcelona’s elimination.
After staying for two seasons in the shadow of Claudio Bravo, no one doubts that Ter Stegen is the ideal goalkeeper for Barcelona and must be the undisputed starter in all the matches played by the team.
Jasper Cillesen only has the cup to play as the German, at 25 years old, is already the fourth goalkeeper with most games played in the history of the Blaugrana.
He’s only played one less game than Ruud Hesp, though Victor Valdas and Andoni Zubizarreta are still far ahead.
Ter Stegen is now among the best goalkeepers in the world and occupies a position alongside David De Gea, Jan Oblak and Manuel Neuer.
He could even represent his country in the World Cup ahead of the Bayern Munich stopper.