?Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-André ter Stegen has confessed that he is missing football as he gave fans an insight into his day-to-day life during the coronavirus outbreak.
All football in Spain has been ?postponed indefinitely because of the pandemic, with La Liga officials waiting for the all-clear from the government before deciding when to allow teams to return to action.
Like the rest of the ?Barcelona squad, ?Ter Stegen has been following guidelines and staying at home, and he told the club’s ?YouTube channel that he is finding it hard having to go without football.
“Communication [with coaches] is easy, we divide into various groups to make it easier,” he revealed. “And of course, we do what they tell us. I try to keep an open mind.
“I miss the pitch a lot, I’d like to be out there again playing football, it’s what I miss most.
“We’re trying to do the best possible in this situation, we’re trying to get people to stay at home, that’s what we can do on social media.”
Ter Stegen is obviously still focused on keeping fit and sharp, but he did confess that he was making the most out of having so much time with his family.
“I try to be a dad, even in situations as negative as the coronavirus there’s always something positive,” he said. “Now I can be more with the family and see how he grows, so quickly. It’s really nice to be with him. He sleeps a lot, that’s true.
“Now I can help with [waking up at night with the baby] too. Dani (his wife) tells me that we can do one day one, then one day the other. For now I’ve only had to get up once but in half an hour he went back to sleep so I went back to bed.”
His wife often took care of most of the other things around the house, but Ter Stegen admitted he was enjoying pulling his weight and helping her out.
“It’s not a routine but it repeats a lot,” he added. We do sport before having lunch, but if we have to clean the house then we do it. We share it and I think that it’s going well.”
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