If Germany had forgotten who Marc-Andre ter Stegen was, the German goalkeeper returned to his homeland to show them exactly what he can do as Barcelona salvaged a point against Borussia Dormund on Tuesday night.
He shrunk Dortmund in their own stadium and sent a clear message to Joachim Low: he must be his country’s No.1
It’s hard to argue a case against him. From close range or from distance, with the ball at his feet or when it’s in the air, he is the goalkeeper that Manuel Neuer used to be.
The display couldn’t have been timed better either, with the debate around Germany‘s goalkeeper position being almost non-existent. He stopped a Marco Reus penalty and made two other impressive saves.
“People know what I can do,” he said.
“I always want to be 100 percent.”
In Germany, it seems there doesn’t appear to be a debate, but Ter Stegen has shown again that there should be.