“I’m struggling to answer you politely”: Barcelona star replies reporter after goalless draw against Athletic Club

Barcelona were criticised for what some perceived as passive possession in the final moments, in the knowledge that they could have made ground on Real Madrid this weekend

The Blaugrana goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen did not take well to the suggestion that his side lacked ambition against Athletic Club, as the two played out a cagey goalless draw.

Ter Stegen was content with how they dealt with the Athletic pressure on the whole, but the Basques did limit Barcelona to just two shots on target, and they did not have a clear opening all match.

“We were going for the victory, but it couldn’t be. We didn’t get into the box enough or create danger. It’s always difficult to play in this stadium. A draw is a better result for them than for us,”

“They pressed up high, but not very intensely. We knew how to overcome their pressure, but it was a little more difficult for us when we reached the opposite half and tried to create chances,” ter Stegen told Movistar+, as carried by Sport.