Victor Pálsson: The fans give us a huge amount of energy

It was clear to see Victor Pálsson’s excitement to collect three points, following the 2-1 win at home to Hannover 96 on Saturday. After the final whistle blew, the team huddled together in a circle and gave themselves encouragement for their upcoming games, before joining in with the fan’s celebrations in the Nordkurve.

Victor Pálsson

“The atmosphere inside the VELTINS-Arena was unbelievable,” the Iceland international said, giving credit to the fans for their loud support. In total, 55,152 fans were in attendance for the match against Hannover, and they did not go home disappointed! “We did deserve the win, but it was a lot of hard work too,” said Pálsson, looking back on the match. After half time and the Royal Blues’ second goal of the day, they continued to create several big chances, but the third goal just did not come. It was an exciting game from start to finish.

The atmosphere inside the VELTINS-Arena was unbelievable.

Victor Pálsson

“It was a real fight, and we won it,” the midfielder commented. “We earned this win together: fans, team and backroom staff alike.” Our number 4 explained that the team “worked well as a group today. We were compact, went into battle and tackle full-blooded, created ourselves a lot of chances, and at the end of the day, scored one more goal than our opponents!”

Important win against Hannover

Looking at the league table, the 30-year-old described the three points against Hannover as extremely important. That was why the team enjoyed the win so much after the final whistle, he explained. The next day, however, preparations for the next challenge got underway – work started for the team’s trip away to Dynamo Dresden on April 1st.

“We’re on a good run at the moment, but we haven’t secured anything yet,” emphasised the vice-captain, who took the armband at the weekend in Danny Latza’s absence. “We still have seven games to go. We need to go about them with full focus and concentration. We’re not thinking about what might happen three or four weeks down the line – every new week means a new game that we have to concentrate fully on.” The Icelander is also counting on the support of the Schalke fans to help them on their way: “The fans give us a huge amount of energy. It can definitely give us that extra one or two percent on the pitch.”


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