Lionel Messi ‘always turns up’ for Barcelona but goalkeeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen insisted victory over PSV Eindhoven ‘was achieved with ten others too’.
The Argentine forward netted a hat-trick as Barca cruised to a four-goal triumph but Ter Stegen kept a clean sheet while Ousmane Dembele also found the net.
“Lionel Messi always turns up for us, everyone knows his level and nobody can compare to him,” Ter Stegen told reporters, as cited by Marca.
“But while Leo always is fantastic, there are ten other players in our team who helped us in this victory too, we are a team and not just one individual.
“Defeating PSV Eindhoven is not an easy task, they play well on the counter attack but when we found out the solution for defending against this we had the platform for the victory.”