Marius Bülter: That will turn the volume up a notch

On the 29th November 2019, then Union Berlin player Marius Bülter witnessed first-hand how FC Schalke 04 fans celebrate a win with their team in the VELTINS-Arena. Now the new summer signing finally wants to take part in similar celebrations this Saturday after two failed attempts against Hamburger SV and FC Erzgebirge Aue.

Marius Bülter

“The first two games have shown us the kind of atmosphere that 20,000 fans can create,” said the 28-year-old striker, who has scored three goals from his first five competitive appearances for the club. The new coronavirus protection measures have allowed for an extra 5,000 fans to attend the next game against Fortuna Düsseldorf. “That will turn the volume up a notch,” said Bülter, looking forward to the local North-Rhine Westphalia clash, which he and his teammates are desperate to win: “We’re all longing for the moment we can leave the pitch at home as winners.”

We’re all longing for the moment we can leave the pitch at home as winners.

Marius Bülter

The boys in Royal Blue want to give an appropriate response to their poor display in Regensburg when local rivals Düsseldorf come to town on Saturday, as the striker pointed out, still irritated by the 4-1 defeat last time out: “On the way back you could see in everyone’s faces how pissed off they were with the result,” he revealed, adding that the mistakes had been clearly addressed in the post-match analysis. Bülter is sure, however, that “we are a team that wants to put this right.”

The forward is yet to miss a minute of second division action this season and has proven himself as a valuable asset to the team since his move from the capital. He and strike partner Simon Terodde complement each other’s games nicely, according to many. Bülter holds his colleague in very high regard: “I can learn a lot from him to improve my own game. As a person he is also an awesome guy who I get on with really well.”

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