Ter Stegen: I considered Barcelona exit

Barcelona goal keeper Marc Ter Stegen has revealed he considered leaving the club, after playing second fiddle to Claudio Bravo when he arrived in 2014.

The German international moved from boyhood club Borussia Monchengladbach, where he was first choice, but was only used in Copa del Rey and Champions League games in his debut campaign.

And the 26 year-old has admitted that his early days in Catalonia were difficult.

"When you come from another country, you have to adapt, and for me the most important thing was the language", he told an interview with DAZN.

"In the first season, Bravo and I managed the situation well, and because of his good performances, the coach did not have reason to change the team.

"I thought about the situation a lot, because at that time I wanted to be playing first team football, and I did think about leaving Barcelona."

Ter Stegen has now established himself as No.1 under Ernesto Valverde, with over 100 La Liga appearances in the last three and a half seasons at the club. 

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