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Barca Manager: We Are Lucky To Have Ter Stegen

FC Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman reserved some special praise for goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen after claiming a fourth successive LaLiga win on the weekend.

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With Lionel Messi suspended, Frenkie de Jong and Riqui Puig found the back of the net to hand the Catalan giants a 2-0 win over Elche on Sunday.

After the match, Koeman praised Ter Stegen's save just after the half-time break, which he felt was vital to his side clinching maximum points on the day.

"Very happy with how we have won. We've had many games in the last few days and we've been very focused," Koeman was quoted as saying by Marca.

"We were superior to the opposition, we were patient, we stole balls. It was difficult to score because they had a lot of people behind the ball, but we pressed well.

"They had only one chance and it was because of a big defensive mistake, but Ter Stegen was very good in the one-on-one. We're lucky to have a great goalkeeper, because they could have equalised.

"The best thing about today was our pressing and our play without the ball. We're just winners.”

Barcelona will now switch their focus to their Copa del Rey round of 16 tie against Rayo Vallecano on Wednesday night.

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