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The goalkeeper made his debut for the club in their 1-0 friendly win over Recreativo Huelva on Saturday and was happy with his side's performance

Marc-Andre ter Stegen admits he enjoys playing "the Barcelona way" after making his debut in the 1-0 friendly win over Recreativo Huelva on Saturday.

Blaugrana boss Luis Enrique began his tenure at the club with a low-key pre-season victory in Andalusia, with Joan Roman scoring the only goal of the game.

Ter Stegen, who arrived at Camp Nou from Borussia Monchengladbach for a reported €12 million (£9.3m) fee, expressed his delight at making his first appearance and stressed that the win represented a positive step in preparing for next season.

"It's been nice to play," the 22-year-old told a press conference. "I like to play the Barcelona way - I hope it stays that way in the future.

"This game for me was more about passing the ball than stopping it, but that's important for the game and I think we did a good job. It was the first match. It was fine."

The young German, who made 127 appearances for Gladbach after being made first-choice keeper during the 2010-11 season, admitted that he needed to acclimatise to one or two differences after leaving the Bundesliga.

"Training sessions are different to my old club," he added. "But I think this is my way of playing football, so I like it. It's easy to play here."

 

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