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Barca Star Makes Shock Confession

One of FC Barcelona's key players has made a shocking confession about his relationship with football.

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Most professional footballers follow the sport intently outside of their own teams, but not Blaugrana and Germany goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen.

In a recent interview, the 27-year-old revealed that he barely pays attention to the beautiful game, admitting that he does not know the names of many players he has gone up against.

"People laugh when I tell them I don't know anything football," Ter Stegen told El Pais.

"I don't really watch much football, other than games that look good or when I've got a personal interest because someone I know is playing.

"Sometimes people ask me what a player's name is, and I've got no idea.

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"Sometimes, in LaLiga for example, names escape me. I don't know what opposition players are called.

"But afterwards, when they show me the videos, I realise that I know perfectly who is who.

"I remember more how they move on the pitch, how they shoot or how they slip their markers than what a player's name is.

"It's a bit weird, but it happens when we're analysing opposition teams." 

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Having joined Barca in 2014, Ter Stegen has represented the club on 224 occasions so far.

Do you think it is strange for a professional footballer not to follow football? Let us know in the comments section below.


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