Rakitic: Ter Stegen's one of the world's best, he gives us so much

The Croatian praised the German for keeping Athletic at bay

Para Rakitic, el punto de San Mamés es muy bueno
Para Rakitic, el punto de San Mamés es muy bueno | VALENTÍ ENRICH

Ivan Rakitic lavished praise on Marc-Andre ter Stegen after the German goalkeeper earned Barcelona a point at Athletic Club. 

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Ter Stegen made two brilliant saves -- one from Susaeta and another from Inaki Williams -- to help Barça leave San Mames wit ha goalless draw. 

"Marc's one of the best players in the world, he gives us so much," Croatian midfielder Rakitic said after the game. 

"For me, I have always said it, he's one of the best goalkeeper in the world and is one of the best because of the presence he has, he gives us a lot and it really important for us." 

On Barça's struggles at Athletic, Rakitic said it was normal because games at San Mames are always "hard-fought." 

"They defender well and there was no space," he added. "We tried, we looked... but it wasn't to be. It's another point and we have to look at the positives." 

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