Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen has written a message to supporters after what he calls an “intense season” for Ernesto Valverde’s side.
The German was once again a key figure for Barca at the back and has proven throughout the campaign he’s a class act both on and off the pitch.
Ter Stegen says that while it was a good season he is “as disappointed as everybody” in the way it ended.
He also takes time out to thank fans for their support and adds he is looking forward to taking a break to “clear my head.”
Here’s his message in full:
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The season 2018/19 comes to a close as I won’t join the national team because of knee problems. I'm fully dedicated on my recovery and currently working hard at our facilities to be back at 100% as soon as possible. It was an intense season. We achieved our objective to win the La Liga, and this time with a significant gap over our rivals. On the other hand, I’m as disappointed as everybody of our team, the club and the fans that our season closes this way. It was a good season for us, but not perfect, as there were hard moments. It’s the end of my fifth year and now with 190 matches wearing the blaugrana colours with pride. It’s an honor that you are chanting my name the way you do it! Thank you for the support behind my goal, the support on away games, the way you treat and respect my family and me in this special city. I’m looking forward to the summer vacation to rest and clear my head. I wish you all a great summer! :-) #ForçaBarça #DesireToWin