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Ter Stegen and Rakitic comment on Champions League Final

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Two more Barcelona players appeared before the media on Tuesday's Open Day to talk about the UEFA Champions League Final against Juventus: newcomers Ivan Rakitic and Marc-André ter Stegen.

You can take a look at their press conference quotes below:


"We respect Juventus. We have to play very well, because we face an extremely talented team. They have worked hard - Juve deserve to be here. They will be at 100%, and possess quality players. We have to fight - it's a final."

Ter Stegen

"It's my first season in the UEFA Champions League. I'm really happy we won the Copa del Rey and now we have the opportunity to win this competition. Everybody would be proud of this season if we won on Saturday.

"We want to continue playing as we have done in the last few weeks. We are in a good position. We want to know everything about Juventus.

"[Gianluigi] Buffon is a great goalkeeper, he is a legend. He has had a really good season. It was really nice to see him playing against Real Madrid. I was surprised that Juventus were so good in defense against Madrid because they are very strong going forward. Buffon is at a really good age, at the peak of his career. He played in a UEFA Champions League final [in 2003] when he started his career. It's a great opportunity for him [to finally lift the trophy], but I also really want to win it."

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