Barcelona needs to recover confidence, admits Ter Stegen

Marc-Andre ter Stegen says Barcelona needs to regain some self-belief after drawing four of its last five matches in all competitions.

Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen   -  Getty Images

Barcelona needs to recover confidence if it is to end its recent run of unconvincing results, goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen has suggested.

LaLiga's leader was held to a goalless draw by Lyon in the first leg of its Champions League last-16 tie on Tuesday, failing to make the most of its dominance of possession and a succession of chances in France.

Barca has now drawn four of its past five matches in all competitions, scoring just twice in its most recent four games.

The Catalan side faces a daunting run of matches over the next 10 days, with a league trip to Sevilla on Saturday followed by back-to-back away games against Real Madrid.

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Ter Stegen says that the match against Sevilla at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan is a great chance to boost its confidence.

"The important thing is to recover. We have to be at 100 per cent and recover confidence against Sevilla," said the Germany international.

"We wanted a bit more [against Lyon]. We have to look ahead to the big games we have now and then we'll have the second leg against Lyon, a team with a lot of quality, although that's something we also have in attack.

"We know what we have to do, and we have a second leg to get it. Our goal is to reach the next round."